Swiss FM to visit Iran next week to discuss JCPOA, Middle East situation

IRNA – Head of the Department of Foreign Affairs of Switzerland Ignazio Cassis is scheduled to have an official visit to Iran on September 5-7, Swiss embassy in Tehran announced.

Foreign Ministry of Switzerland in a Twitter message said: “Federal Councillor @ignaziocassis will make an official visit to Iran from 5 to 7 September 2020 as part of the celebrations marking 100 years of Switzerland’s diplomatic presence in Tehran.”

“On 6 September, Mr Cassis will open an exhibition at the historic Negarestan Garden in Tehran on the history of Swiss-Iranian bilateral relations,” it added in a statement attached to its message.

“On 7 September, Mr Cassis will meet with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani.”

Mr Cassis and his Iranian hosts will also discuss current developments concerning the nuclear deal and the situation in the Middle East.

“They will pay a courtesy visit to the new speaker of the Iranian Parliament, Mohammad Bagher Qalibaf.”V