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Dear Egyptian friends, dear compatriots, dear visitor
Together with all the Embassy staff I welcome you to the website of the Swiss Embassy in Cairo.
This site aims to be the Swiss portal to Egypt, providing a multitude of information about our country, its relations to Egypt and the actions undertaken by this Embassy. I am sure that many of you will particularly be interested in our services for compatriots abroad and for the Egyptian citizens. To that end you will not only find useful information, but also documents and forms downloadable in order to facilitate administrative proceedings.
You will see that the pages on our website are both numerous and rich in content and diversity, reflecting the density of the Swiss-Egyptian partnership. We will do our best to keep them up-to-date and I hope that you will find it a reliable source of information. I invite you to send us any comments and suggestions you might have, making this site a true vector between Switzerland and Egypt, a means of communication and dialogue favouring our mutual understanding.
Thank you for your interest and for visiting our website.
Dr Dominik Furgler
Swiss Ambassador to Kairo/Egypt
(Swiss) Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA)
Born on: July 26, 1958
Acad. Title: Doctor in law
Schools: Schools in St-Gall (Switzerland), law studies at University of Fribourg (Switzerland) 1977-81, doctorate in Private International Law (1985).
Activities: 1984 Union Bank of Switzerland, Berne and Fribourg
1985 – 87 Diplomatic Trainee FDFA (Financial and Economic Division and OECD, Paris)
1987 – 90 Financial and Economic Division, FDFA, Berne (banking, financial markets)
1990 – 93 Swiss Delegation to OECD, Paris (environment, transport, International Energy Agency)
1993 – 97 Swiss (European) Integration Office, FDFA and Ministry of Economy, Berne (Head of Information and Press Speaker)
1997 – 01 Swiss Embassy London, Economic and Financial Counsellor (Head Economic Department)
2001 – 2005 Political Division III (International Organisations), FDFA (Head of UN Affairs, Deputy Head of Division)
2005 – 2009 Directorate for Management, FDFA, (Deputy Director and Head Human Resources FDFA)
2009 – Head of Mission, Swiss Embassy Cairo/Egypt
2011 – President of the Admission Commission for the diplomatic service