Call for Improving Swiss Ties

Call for Improving Swiss TiesCall for Improving Swiss Ties

President Hassan Rouhani congratulated the Swiss government and people on the occasion of the European country’s national day. In a message to the President of Swiss Confederation Johann Schneider-Ammann on Monday, Rouhani felicitated Swiss National Day and called for closer ties between Iran and Switzerland, Tasnim News Agency reported. Rouhani said a February trip by his Swiss counterpart to Tehran laid a solid foundation for the two countries to further enhance their mutual cooperation. Switzerland and Iran agreed to boost talks aimed at boosting bilateral relations, especially those related to trade and human rights, during a two-day visit to Tehran in February by a high-ranking Swiss delegation, headed by Schneider-Ammann. The Iranian president in his message also wished good health and success to the Swiss president and glory and prosperity to the people and government of the country. Since 1891, the first of August has been celebrated as Swiss National Day. The date refers to a historic alliance concluded in 1291 by the three cantons of Uri, Schwyz and Unterwalden.