Iran president officially welcomes Swiss counterpart
Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 27
By Farhad Daneshvar - Trend:
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has officially welcomed his Swiss counterpart, Johann Schneider-Ammann, at Tehran's Saadabad Palace.
Schneider-Ammann heading a high-ranking delegation arrived in Tehran's Mehrabad airport yesterday at president Rouhani's official invitation, Iran's state run-TV IRINN reported.
The Swiss president is in Tehran to hold talks with senior Iranian officials and discuss ways to improve mutual, regional and international relations, signing agreements in various fields.
According to media reports Tehran and Bern are expected to sign agreements in economy, banking cooperation, politics and culture sectors.
Following the implementation of a nuclear agreement between Iran and the world powers a number of world leaders have visited Tehran aimed at the expansion of bilateral ties.
Over the past decade in a bid to curb Iran's nuclear program, the international community took measures against Tehran, including restrictions imposed on the country's financial system, as well as industry, which have had a catastrophic impact on Iranians' economic situation and life conditions.
Following the long-awaited nuclear deal clinched between Tehran and the world major powers most of the international sanctions against Tehran were lifted on Jan. 16.