The FDFA supports other federal departments in key areas of foreign policy and proactively shares its expertise in this domain.
The role of the FDFA is to safeguard Switzerland's foreign policy interests. The FDFA works alongside other federal departments to ensure that Switzerland is actively involved in international relations and has the right of co-decision in the main multilateral forums. It also contributes to the development of international rules and standards and ensures that the positions adopted by Switzerland are coherent and well-coordinated. With its broad overview of foreign policy, the FDFA can balance interests, develop solutions and identify the scope for compromise between sectors.