Defence Attaché

What we do

The Office of the Defence, Military, Naval and Air Attaché covers Russian, Armenian and Kazakh defence issues of interest to Switzerland. It represents the Swiss Ministry of Defence, Civil Protection and Sports (DDPS) and the Swiss Armed Forces in Russia, Armenia and Kazakhstan and keeps defence authorities and experts in these countries updated on Swiss defence matters and policies.

The Office analyses and reports, within the framework of the Vienna Convention, international and national law, on developments in Russian, Armenian and in Kazakh security policy and armed forces issues. It organises official visits and supports the bilateral co-operation between the Swiss Armed Forces and the armed forces of the countries of accreditation.