On Saturday, Haas inspected different sections of Iran's Mercantile Exchange on Saturday.
Panahian and a number of his senior directors accompanied the Swiss Ambassador during his visit.
The visit was aimed at getting first hand information on activities of Iran's Mercantile Exchange, including dealings, exports hall business, reception, settlement and delivery of goods and risk management.
Early in December, Head of Iran-Switzerland Parliamentary Friendship Group Abbasali Mansouri Arani and Haas explored avenues for bolstering and consolidating the relations between Iran and Switzerland.
Mansouri Arani pointed to the status quo in Iran-Swiss relations, and said, “The ties between Iran and Switzerland have had many ups and downs, but Switzerland has always been seen as a very good (trade) partner of Iran.”
He further pointed to the Iranian parliament’s readiness to invite members of the Switzerland-Iran Parliamentary Friendship Group to Iran, and said, “… the parliaments of the two countries should make a better use of the current opportunity.”
The Swiss ambassador, for his part, pointed to the importance of the consolidation of Iran-Switzerland relations, and said, “My mission to Iran is aimed at a remarkable improvement of the relations between the two countries and I assure you that expansion of parliamentary relations between the two countries will be among my important duties because both of us have a common goal and we should cooperate for achieving that goal."
Iran and Switzerland have tried to expand their bilateral relations in recent years through reciprocal visits by the two countries' officials.