Official working visit by the Costa Rican Foreign Minister Enrique Castillo to Bern

Bern, Press releases, 08.05.2013

On 8 May 2013, Federal Councillor Didier Burkhalter, Head of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA), received the Costa Rican Foreign Minister, Enrique Castillo, for an official working visit in Bern. The two foreign ministers discussed bilateral matters and current international issues.

The talks focused on continued close cooperation on human rights and environmental issues, as well as mutual support on initiatives of common interest, such as the reform of the UN Security Council. In addition, they discussed the security situation in Central America and ongoing negotiations for a free trade agreement between EFTA and a number of Central American countries. Mr Burkhalter expressed Switzerland's desire for a speedy conclusion of negotiations for a double taxation agreement.

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Bilateral relations between Switzerland and Costa Rica

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