Switzerland eager to expand trade with Iran: ambassador

February 18, 2019

TEHRAN – The Swiss ambassador to Tehran Markus Leitner said his country is eager for maintaining and even expanding economic relations with Iran, Finance and Economic Affairs Ministry’s news portal Shada reported.

The envoy made the remarks during a meeting with Iranian Finance and Economic Affairs Minister Farhad Dejpasand on Monday.

In the meeting, the Iranian minister pointed to the long history of the two countries relations and called for further expansion of economic ties.

Mentioning the recent agreements reached between the two countries during Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s visit to the European country, Dejpasand expressed hope that these agreements will be realized soon.

The official once again voiced the country’s readiness for expanding trade with Europe and in the region.

At the end, Leitner called for the participation of the finance ministry’s representatives in the joint economic committee of the two countries, and expressed readiness for taking any necessary measures for developing economic cooperation between the two sides.

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