Iran and Switzerland stressed the necessity of preserving the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) in the third round of political talks held in Tehran on Monday.
During the talks, attended by Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi and Swiss Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs Pascale Baeriswyl, the two sides attached major importance to the necessity of other countries remaining committed to the Iran nuclear deal, IRNA reported.
The reason for holding the new round of talks was the interest expressed by Iran and Switzerland in the further expansion of bilateral relations, according to the Public and Media Diplomacy Center of the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
As part of the talks, the two sides also discussed forging mutual ties, regional and international developments and expanding cooperation in the fields of jurisdiction and human rights.
They expressed willingness to foster collaboration within the framework of saving the JCPOA.
Encouraging the increase of the pace of efforts to resolve regional crises, Araqchi and Baeriswyl discussed the latest condition of regional crises and conflicts.
The previous two rounds of talks between the two states were held in the Swiss capital of Bern.
The first round, held on June 17, 2016, was attended by the then Iranian deputy foreign minister for American and European affairs, Majid Takht-Ravanchi, and former secretary of state at the Swiss Foreign Ministry, Yves Rossier.
The second round was held on June 17, 2017, with Takht-Ravanchi and Baeriswyl heading the two delegations.