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Federal Councillor Guy Parmelin holds dialogue with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)

10.11.2020 — Press release Indonesia
Bern, 10.11.2020 - On 10 November, Federal Councillor Guy Parmelin, the head of the Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research (EAER), held a virtual discussion with the ASEAN Secretary General, six ministers of economic affairs and four vice ministers and state secretaries of ASEAN countries. It was the first time that such an exchange had taken place and was intended to identify possible areas of economic cooperation.



ASEAN-Switzerland Partnership: Joint Committee Reviews

02.12.2019 — Press release Indonesia
Disaster management, vocational education, peace and human rights as well as social forestry and climate change are at the heart of Switzerland’s partnership with ASEAN. On 29 November 2019, delegations of Switzerland and ASEAN met in Jakarta to review the work accomplished. Over the past year, Switzerland deepened its Sectoral Dialogue Partnership with ASEAN, contributing to the "Advancing Partnership for Sustainability" agenda of Thailand’s Chairmanship.



Switzerland and ASEAN Humanitarian Assistance Centre sign Memorandum of Intent

01.08.2019 — Press release Indonesia
On 1 August 2019, on the margins of the 52nd ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting in Bangkok, Switzerland and the ASEAN Coordinating Centre for Humanitarian Assistance on Disaster Management (AHA Centre) inked their intent to further develop cooperation and the exchange of expertise. The signing of the Memorandum followed a trilateral meeting between Switzerland’s State Secretary Pascale Baeriswyl, Thailand’s Permanent Secretary Busaya Mathelin and ASEAN’s Deputy Secretary General Hoang Anh Tuan.




Head of Swiss Humanitarian Aid visits Palu

24.10.2018 — Press release Indonesia
Jakarta, 24 October 2018 - Ambassador Manuel Bessler, the Swiss Government’s Delegate for Humanitarian Aid, visited Palu on 22-23 October. He met with displaced people, authorities and local aid organizations. Accompanied by Kurt Kunz, Ambassador-designate of Switzerland to Indonesia, he reviewed Switzerland’s humanitarian assistance to the people affected by the earthquakes and tsunami. They donated additional material for water treatment and shelter to the Indonesian Red Cross (PMI).



Switzerland Delivers Humanitarian Assistance to Sulawesi

05.10.2018 — Press release Indonesia
Jakarta, 05.10.2018 – Switzerland is contributing humanitarian assistance in the areas of water treatment systems and emergency shelter for the population in Central Sulawesi affected by the earthquakes and a tsunami on Friday, 28 September 2018, as agreed with the Government of the Republic of Indonesia. Switzerland had offered its assistance to the Indonesian Government on Saturday.


Earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia: Switzerland sends team of humanitarian experts to Sulawesi

01.10.2018 — Press release EDA
Following the earthquake and tsunami that destroyed large parts of the region surrounding the city of Palu on the island of Sulawesi on 28 September 2018, on Monday evening a Swiss Humanitarian Aid advance team was dispatched to Indonesia to determine the most urgent needs. Swiss Humanitarian Aid, which is part of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, had offered its assistance to the Indonesian government on Saturday.


Switzerland, ASEAN step up cooperation

20.12.2017 — Press release Indonesia
JAKARTA, 15 December 2017 – Switzerland and ASEAN agreed to strengthen and deepen their Sectoral Dialogue Partnership through concrete cooperation activities. The 2nd Meeting of the ASEAN-Switzerland Joint Sectoral Cooperation Committee (AS-JSCC) held on Friday, 15 December 2017 at the ASEAN Secretariat in Jakarta culminated in the adoption of the medium-term plan “ASEAN-Switzerland Practical Cooperation Areas for the period 2017-21”, which serves as framework for future collaboration.

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