Iranian Foreign Minister to Visit Switzerland

Published June 13th, 2000 - 02:00 GMT

Iran's foreign minister Kamal Kharazi will arrive in the Swiss capital Bern Wednesday for a one-day working visit designed to "deepen bilateral relations" between the two countries, reported Iran News Agency (IRNA), quoting the Swiss foreign ministry. 

Kharazi is scheduled to have talks with his Swiss counterpart, Joseph Deiss, on ways of increasing economic ties between Switzerland and Iran, Swiss aid to refugees on Iranian soil, the prevention of natural catastrophes and the fight against drugs, said the agency. 

Deiss is also expected to bring up the issue of human rights in Iran -- and in the Middle East in general -- with his Iranian counterpart, according to IRNA - 


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