Swiss parliamentary delegation to visit Tehran next
TEHRAN, Oct 22 (AFP) - A Swiss parliamentary delegation is due here
next week on the first such visit since the 1979 Islamic revolution, diplomatic
sources said Friday.
The visit is aimed at "promoting bilateral relations, as well as
several ministerial visits between the two countries," the source
The six-member delegation headed by Christine Beerli, head of the Swiss
parliament's foreign affairs committee, is expected to arrive here October
27 for a four-day visit.
The Swiss embassy in Tehran also represents the interests of the United
States in the Islamic republic.
Tehran and Washington broke off diplomatic relations following the seizure
of US embassy staff here in the months after the 1979 revolution.