Iran, Switzerland to expand research, medical cooperation

July 5, 2018 - 12:13

TEHRAN – Iran and Switzerland signed a partnership document on Tuesday.

The document centers around expanding cooperation and relations in medical, pharmaceutical, scientific and technological fields, and making investments on constructing hospitals and conducting joint scientific researches.

The two sides will also cooperate on finding new treatments methods and technical knowledge concerning refractory diseases, IRIB reported on Wednesday.

The Iranian Health Minister Hassan Qazizadeh Hashemi and the head of Swiss Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research Johann Schneider-Ammann signed the agreement in Switzerland’s capital Bern.

A high-ranking delegation headed by President Hassan Rouhani visited Switzerland to discuss bilateral cooperation with senior Swiss officials, according to Fars news agency.

The two officials also discussed methods to resolve problems related to financial transactions in health and medical fields.

During the meeting, directors of a number of large Swiss companies operating in Iran explained fields of bilateral cooperation in the health and medical sector.

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