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Federal Councillor Didier Burkhalter in South America

Federal Councillor Didier Burkhalter is greeted by Argentine Foreign Minister, Susana Malcorra. © FDFA

Federal Councillor Didier Burkhalter is visiting Argentina and Uruguay from 26 to 27 May 2016. The focus of the visit is to strengthen bilateral relations with Switzerland’s partner states.

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World Humanitarian Summit 2016, Istanbul

Federal Councillor Didier Burkhalter during his speech at the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul. © FDFA

The first World Humanitarian Summit will take place in Istanbul on 23 and 24 May 2016. Switzerland places particular emphasis on strengthening compliance with international humanitarian law and adopting a long-term approach to the provision of assistance.

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The SDC showcases its work at the BEA 2016

The SDC's special exhibition at the BEA 2016 shows how the agency helps to reduce poverty and hunger while promoting environmentally friendly farming practices.

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Federal Councillor Didier Burkhalter visited countries in Africa and Europe (7,8,9.03.2016)

Federal Councillor Didier Burkhalter visited the scene of the attacks in Ouagadougou.

On Monday 7 March, Federal Councillor Didier Burkhalter set off on a tour during which he visited four countries in three days. In Africa the head of the FDFA visited Burkina Faso, a priority country for Swiss development cooperation. He arrived then in Nigeria, the country in Africa with the largest population and economy, where he opened the new Swiss consulate in the economic capital Lagos. Mr Burkhalter finally made an official visit to Malta, before travelling to Slovakia. Slovakia and Malta are the next two countries to assume the six-month presidency of the European Union.

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