TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Academic authorities from Iran and Switzerland have convened in Bern to weigh up plans for long-term scientific cooperation between the two nations.

– Politics news –

Delegations from Iran and Switzerland have held the second session of a scientific and technological task force in the Swiss city of Bern to promote mutual cooperation.

The meeting is going to devise a road map to scientific and academic cooperation between the two states.

An Iranian deputy science minister attending the meeting has said that the two countries have defined 16 joint projects, calling on the Swiss side to support them.

In comments at the opening of the meeting, head of Switzerland’s State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation called for the expansion of relations between the two nations.

In July 2018, Iran and Switzerland signed three documents on cooperation in scientific, medical, and transportation fields.

The two countries signed two statements on scientific and medical cooperation as well as an agreement on road transportation.

The documents were signed during Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s visit to Switzerland with a diplomatic and economic delegation.