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Publish Date: 20:25 - 07 September 2020
Monday, 07 September 2020_Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif holds a first round of talks with his visiting Swiss counterpart Ignazio Cassis, who has traveled to Iran to mark the 100th anniversary of bilateral diplomatic relations.

FM Zarif meets with visiting Swiss counterpartThe meeting took place in the capital Tehran on Monday, the third and final day of the trip by the Swiss top diplomat, Mehr news agency reported.

Apart from marking the longevity of the bilateral ties, the visit has also featured discussion over regional and international matters as well as expansion of mutual relations.


Switzerland, which also represents the United States’ interests in Iran, hosts a so-called humanitarian channel, known as the Swiss Humanitarian Trade Arrangement (SHTA), that is meant to help Tehran avoid American sanctions. According to some reports, Cassis’ stay was also expected to help expand the channel.


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