Meeting of the Joint Confederation-Canton of Geneva Permanent Group

Bern, Press release, 26.03.2010

On 26 March 2010, Federal Councillor Micheline Calmy-Rey, head of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, met State Councillors Isabel Rochat, Mark Muller and David Hiler, representing the government of the Canton of Geneva, in the framework of the meeting in Geneva of the Joint Confederation-Canton of Geneva Permanent Group to discuss the priorities of International Geneva.

The Joint Permanent Group, which was established in 1995, meets at least once a year to discuss the challenges facing International Geneva and to promote its development in an increasingly competitive international environment. During the meeting, the representatives of the federal and cantonal authorities addressed in particular questions linked to the possible construction of buildings to house offices for diplomatic missions and accommodation for members of the missions, the proposed single site for the World Trade Organization, as well as security and cross-border issues.

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