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Bilateral relations Switzerland–Guyana

Relations between Switzerland and Guyana are good although not very intensive. The Swiss embassy in Venezuela represents Switzerland's interests in Guyana.

Key aspects of diplomatic relations

Switzerland and Guyana have concluded agreements on visa waivers for holders of diplomatic or official passports, extradition and investment protection.  The Swiss embassy in Caracas, Venezuela, represents Switzerland’s interests in Guyana.

Treaty database

Caribbean Community CARICOM

Government of Guyana

Economic cooperation

In 2020 Switzerland imported goods – primarily gold – worth CHF 57 million from Guyana. Swiss exports to Guyana – primarily machinery, metals and synthetics – amounted to CHF 1.5 million.

Trade promotion, Switzerland Global Enterprise SGE

Cooperation in education, research and innovation

Researchers from Guyana can apply for Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships from the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI).

Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships for Foreign Scholars and Artists, SERI

Swiss nationals in Guyana

According to statistics on the Swiss Abroad, there were 11 Swiss nationals living in Guyana at the end of 2020.

History of bilateral relations

Switzerland has maintained diplomatic relations with Guyana since 1977. 

Guyana, historical Dictionary of Switzerland (de, fr, it)

Diplomatic Documents of Switzerland, Dodis

Last update 26.01.2022

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