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Final Statement of the Fourth Round of the Comprehensive Political Dialogue between Iran and Switzerland

The fourth round of comprehensive political dialogue chaired by Abbas Araghchi, DeputyForeign Minister for Political Affaires of the Islamic Republic of Iran and Pascale Baeriswyl, State Secretary of Federal Department of Foreign Affaires was held in Bern, Switzerland on 13 June 2019. The highranking Iranian delegation included representatives from Judiciary power.

The two officials expressed satisfaction on the achivements made through bilateral cooperation over the last three years in the context of the Road Map adopted in 2016 and emphasized the need for expediting the process of the full implementation of the Road Map. Discussions also included a wide range of issues on the agenda of bilateral cooperation between two countries including on various areas of science, health, water resource management, intelectual property right, agriculture, medecine, tourism and disaster management. In this context, experiences and information on human rights issues and the justice system have been exchanged between the two judiciary delegations. The Iranian delegation pointed out that unilateral coercive economic sanctions are a flagrant violation of human rights.

The two parties reviewed the latest developments on JCPOA and emphasized the need for all parties to fully implement their commitments in the deal.

The two delegations exchanged views on regional and international issues and expressed their willingness to continue their bilateral talks aiming at strengthening integrated and inclusive regional and international peace and security.

DeputyForeign Minister Araghchi and State Secretary Baeriswyl also signed an agreement on the assumption of a protecting power mandate by Switzerland in Canada which does not include consular services.

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Islamic Republic of IRAN

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