Oct 5, 2001, 12:01 AM
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embassy - Saturday Tehran in mission economic Swiss will Couchepin Pascal Minister Economic Swiss -- IRNA 5, Oct Tehran, a of head the at 6-7 October from Tehran to visit official an pay the Economy, Swiss the of representatives of delegation high-ranking .Friday said embassy Swiss attach countries two the importance the underlines visit This" economic their including relations, bilateral growing their to .IRNA to faxed statement a in said embassy the "ties, strengthen to determination shared their reflects also visit This" following particular in environment, international the in cooperation to dimension political new a added which September, 11 of events the .said it "world, Islamic the and Europe between dialogue the Council Federal the of members seven the of one is Couchepin Mr United the by years four every elected (government Switzerland's) the is Council Federal The .(parliament Swiss) Assembly Federal those to equivalent is and country the of authority executive highest .countries other in state of head the of of Minister the of guest the is Couchepin Councillor Federal Minister with meet also will and Mazaheri Tahmasb Economy and Finance Mines and Industry of Minister Shariatmadari, Mohammad Commerce of Mohsen Iran of Bank Central the of Governor the and Jahangiri Es'haq .Nourbakhsh President Iranian on call courtesy a pay to expected also is He the with confer will Couchepin addition, In .Khatami Mohammad Mines and Industries Commerce, of Chamber Iranian the of President economy Iranian the of representatives the and Khamoushi Ali-Naqi Federal by visit The .chamber the by organized meeting a during Federal Swiss the of member a by first the is Couchepin Councillor .years 10 after Council which relations economic good very enjoy Switzerland and Iran Middle the in partners commercial Swiss Among .expand to continue Arab United the and Arabia Saudi after right 3rd ranks Iran East, .Emirates a to goods Iran from imported Switzerland 2000, year the In ,(dollars million 110 around) million 180 francs Swiss of value total (pistachios and caviar) foodstuff and textiles products, energy mainly around) francs Swiss million 393 at valued goods Iran to exported and as well as appliances, and machinery especially ,(dollars million 250 .products pharmaceutical and chemicals positive this confirm year current the of months 7 first The and percent 25 by grown have Switzerland to exports Iranian :trend .percent 31 by Iran to exports Swiss doing for conditions enhanced enjoy to expect companies Swiss the of improvement the to due particular in Iran, in business .framework legal bilateral bilateral the of ratification Swiss the visit, the During Investments, of Protection Reciprocal and Promotion on agreement the to notified be will Iran, by recently ratified and 1998 in signed November on force into enter will agreement The .authorities Iranian .2001 1, AK/JB End