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Switzerland–Brazil: State Secretary Livia Leu meets Secretary General Fernando Simas Magalhães

11.04.2022 — Press release EDA
FDFA State Secretary Livia Leu today received the Brazilian Secretary General of Foreign Affairs, Fernando Simas Magalhães, in Bern for the 10th round of political consultations between Switzerland and Brazil. The discussions covered political and economic relations, sustainability, human rights, research and innovation, and regional and international affairs.


Ignazio Cassis meets President Egils Levits of Latvia in Lugano

11.04.2022 — Press release EDA
During their meeting in Lugano, President of the Swiss Confederation Ignazio Cassis and his Latvian counterpart Egils Levits discussed bilateral relations between Switzerland and Latvia, the war in Ukraine and European policy. Afterwards, the two presidents visited the Museo Rainis e Aspazija, which commemorates the time spent in exile by the Latvian intellectuals in Switzerland at the start of the 20th century.


German-speaking foreign ministers address joint appeal to Russia

08.04.2022 — Press release EDA
At the invitation of Liechtenstein's Minister of Foreign Affairs, the annual meeting of foreign ministers from the five German-speaking countries took place today in the Principality of Liechtenstein. Their discussions focused on the current situation in Ukraine and its geopolitical consequences, and the humanitarian crisis created by the Russian attack on Ukraine. The five German-speaking foreign ministers jointly appeal to Russia to immediately end all use of force in Ukraine and to withdraw its troops unconditionally.


Swiss food shipment reaches Odesa

08.04.2022 — Press release EDA
Switzerland is organising a series of food deliveries for the suffering civilian population in Ukraine. Yesterday, a transport reached Odesa, a city of over a million inhabitants, which needs to organise sufficient food reserves to sustain the nutrition of the population. The SDC's humanitarian aid deliveries are made at the request of the local authorities.


75% of Swiss citizens living abroad have more than one nationality

07.04.2022 — Press release EDA
At the end of 2021, more than one in ten Swiss citizens lived abroad. This was a 1.5% increase compared with 2020. Most of these citizens lived in Europe. Regardless of the continent in which they lived, the majority were aged between 18 and 64. Reflecting Switzerland's multicultural nature, many of them also had more than one nationality, according to the results of the statistics on the Swiss abroad from the Federal Statistical Office (FSO).


President Ignazio Cassis receives Croatian President Zoran Milanović

07.04.2022 — Press release EDA
President Ignazio Cassis met with Croatian President Zoran Milanović in Geneva on Thursday, 7 April. In addition to bilateral relations, the talks focused on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the situation in the Western Balkans and Switzerland’s European policy. The visit included a meeting with students from the University of Geneva.



Swiss Pavilion's great success at Expo 2020 Dubai

01.04.2022 — Press release EDA
Presence Switzerland is pleased with the Swiss Pavilion's performance at the World Expo in Dubai. Switzerland successfully showcased itself as a leading innovation hub. During the expo's six months, the pavilion attracted 1.7 million visitors, regularly came out on top in rankings, and won 3 prizes. Through 150 events, over 50 Swiss companies and 20 higher education institutions and other institutional partners used the platform to promote and deepen exchange with Switzerland's largest trading partner in the Middle East.


Human Rights Council 49th session overshadowed by Russia's military aggression against Ukraine

01.04.2022 — Press release EDA
The 49th session of the Human Rights Council (HRC) in Geneva will come to a close on 1 April 2022 after five weeks of negotiations. President of the Swiss Confederation Ignazio Cassis attended the opening of the session. Focusing on the situation in Ukraine, the HRC held an urgent debate, condemning human rights violations in the wake of Russia's military aggression and creating a commission of inquiry. It also adopted two joint initiatives led by Switzerland and its partners: first, a resolution supporting the participation of least developed countries in the HRC's work and second, an initiative to help protect cultural property in conflict situations.


Working together to seek solutions to the challenges of climate change

31.03.2022 — Press release EDA
President Ignazio Cassis today opened the International Cooperation Forum 2022 in Geneva. Over two days, around 1,600 people from many sectors will work together to find new solutions to the problems caused by climate change and challenges facing international cooperation. The hybrid forum was launched by the head of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA) and will take place annually.


President Cassis announces further Swiss aid for people in need in Afghanistan

31.03.2022 — Press release EDA
President of the Swiss Confederation and head of the FDFA Ignazio Cassis attended a UN conference on Afghanistan on 31 March. Humanitarian needs in Afghanistan became more acute as the winter wore on. The UN conference was therefore an opportunity to discuss further action needed to help the crisis-hit country and vulnerable communities. Switzerland intends to allocate CHF 30 million towards aid efforts in Afghanistan before the end of 2022.

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