The political consultations were led by FDFA State Secretary Yves Rossier and Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister Majid Takht-Ravanchi. They consisted of a bilateral element, mainly taking stock of the ongoing implementation of the road map, and multilateral topics as well as regional security. Both delegations talked in particular about the current crisis points in the Middle East. The talks allowed members of the delegations to speak openly about priority issues for Switzerland, such as human rights, with both sides able to discuss and offer constructive criticism. FDFA State Secretary Yves Rossier also held consultations on human rights.
The Federal Office of Justice led a first round of dialogue on judicial matters and an exchange on the Swiss judicial system with representatives of the Bernese cantonal court of appeal and the Office of the Chief Public Prosecutor of the Canton of Bern taking part. Tomorrow's discussion will centre on the prison system and will be followed by a visit to the regional prison in Burgdorf by both the Swiss and Iranian delegations.
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