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Federal elections 2019 – your vote matters!

18.12.2018 — Press release Senegal
On 20 October 2019, elections will be held to fill Switzerland's 246 parliamentary seats. Swiss nationals living abroad, who are included in the Register of the Swiss Abroad, can vote for candidates and stand for election themselves.

1st August speech 2017

21.07.2017 — Press release Senegal

The video of the 1 August speech by the President of the Swiss Confederation Doris Leuthard is now available.

Dakar Summit: La Francophonie to adopt a youth strategy and step up its action in favour of women

28.11.2014 — Press release EDA
The summit being held in Dakar by the International Organisation of La Francophonie (IOF) has as its theme: "Women and youth in French-speaking countries: Vectors of peace, agents of development". These are priority action areas for Switzerland, particularly in Africa. On 29 November Switzerland will be represented at the Dakar Summit by the President of the Swiss Confederation, Didier Burkhalter.

Swiss government names new Ambassadors

13.11.2013 — Press release EDA
The Swiss government (Federal Council) has approved the list of diplomatic staff transfers scheduled for 2014 submitted by the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs. The changes will be made in accordance with the normal rate of transfers, to be communicated at the time of the decision by the Federal Council. The appointments of Heads of Mission take effect as soon as the authorities in the host country communicate their approval. The Federal Council takes this opportunity to express its gratitude to the Ambassadors due to retire for the services rendered.

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