Official visit to Georgia by President of the Confederation Micheline Calmy-Rey

Bern, Press release, 27.05.2011

President of the Swiss Confederation Micheline Calmy-Rey, head of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA), will pay an official visit to Georgia on 29 and 30 May 2011.

President of the Swiss Confederation Micheline Calmy-Rey will pay an offical visit to the Georgian capital Tbilisi this weekend. She will hold talks with Georgian President Mikheil Saakasvihili and Foreign Minister Grigol Vashadze. Meetings are also planned with Prime Minister Nika Gilauri and with David Bakradze, the Speaker of the Georgian Parliament. 

Ten years ago Switzerland opened its embassy in Georgia, which declared its independence in 1991. Switzerland runs a number of technical and economic cooperation projects in Georgia, notably in the area of agrarian development. 

Since 2009 Switzerland has represented Georgia‘s diplomatic interests in Moscow and the diplomatic interests of the Russian Federation in Tbilisi. Switzerland accepted these protecting power mandates at the request of both states.

 


Further information:

Information on bilateral relations between Switzerland and Georgia
Information on Switzerland‘s transition aid in the South Caucasus


Address for enquiries:

Information FDFA
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CH-3003 Bern
Tel.: (+41) 031 322 31 53
Fax: (+41) 031 324 90 47
E-Mail: info@eda.admin.ch


Publisher:

Federal Department of Foreign Affairs