Oct 15, 2021, 12:53 PM
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Yazd Province, Switzerland discuss capacities to expand cooperation

Yazd, IRNA – Yazd Province Governor General Mehran Fatemi discussed capacities for expanding cooperation with Switzerland's Parliament Speaker Andreas Aebi on Thursday.

Fatemi said that there were no negative background in the 100-year relationship between Iran and Switzerland, adding that Iranian people recognize Switzerland as an impartial and independent country in the international arena, with common grounds like trying to establish sustainable peace in the world.

He, then, introduced Yazd province, its geographical and historical characteristics and its tourism attractions.

Fatemi also pointed to the province’s economic capacities, including in producing tiles and ceramics, textile and steel as well as mining industry.

The Governor General also noted that Yazd Province possessed the second place among Iranian provinces in greenhouse products, third place in pistachio and fourth place in pomegranate production.

He said that the province was ready for joint investment with Switzerland in building a 5-star desert hotel, an amusement park complex and ecotourism park as well as signing MoUs with Swiss EMPA and Basel University on fields like environment, haze, nano-science and monitoring environmental pollution.

The official proposed cooperation with Switzerland in hospitality and tourism services, exchanging trainers in this field, handicrafts and decoration industry.

He also referred to the recent developments in Afghanistan, saying that province has been a big host of Afghan refugees as they constitute 10 percent of province’s population and the Yazd was ready to cooperate with Switzerland on humanitarian aids, including on education and sanitary.

Fatemi voiced readiness to sign MoUs on sisterhood between Yazd and Swiss cities of Geneva, Basel and Lausanne based on cultural, historical and economic commonalities.

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