News ID: 216869
Published: 0132 GMT June 18, 2018

President Rouhani to visit Switzerland, Austria

President Rouhani to visit Switzerland, Austria
IRNA

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani plans to pay an official visit to Switzerland and Austria at the invitation of his counterparts, his office announced on Monday.

“Heading a political and economic delegation, President Rouhani will visit Switzerland late June,” said the presidential office's director for communications and information Parviz Esmaeili said

During his trip to Switzerland, President Rouhani is planned to hold talks with the European country’s president and the Iranians residing there, IRNA reported.

He is also scheduled to sign different political, economic and cultural agreements during his two-day trip to Switzerland.

Then, he will depart for Austria to meet the country’s officials and sign documents in different areas.

A number of ministers, political and economic officials, as well as entrepreneurs and private sector representatives will accompany Rouhani, Esmaeili added. 

The visit comes in the wake of President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw the US from a landmark nuclear deal with Iran.

European countries have been scrambling to save the deal and ensure that Iran remains in the agreement through pledging incentives to the Islamic Republic.

The European Union has improved relations with Iran since the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) went into force in early 2016, and promised to uphold their side of the bargain despite the US pullout from the deal. 

Rouhani’s visit also comes on the heels of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's tour of Europe to persuade European leaders to abandon the Iran deal and impose new sanctions on the country similar to the United States’.

 

 

 

 

   
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