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Switzerland and Bangladesh held talks on migration

12.09.2019 — Press release Bangladesh
Switzerland and Bangladesh held a bilateral talk on matters regarding migration on 11 September 2019 in Dhaka. A Swiss delegation led by Ambassador Vincenzo Mascioli, Director International Cooperation, State Secretariat for Migration, Federal Department of Justice and Police of Switzerland, visited Bangladesh from 10 - 12 September 2019 in order to participate in this meeting, which is the first of its kind between the two countries. The objective of this meeting was to discuss about bilateral cooperation in the area of migration as well as to exchange views on the regional and multilateral processes related to labour migration.


Citizens’ participation, inclusion, accountability and governance are centrepieces of democracy

03.07.2019 — Press release Bangladesh
Speakers and participants of the roundtable discussion on features of democracy in Switzerland and Bangladesh noted that regardless of the different types of democratic practices in different countries, social accountability towards citizens and inclusion of minorities, good governance, decentralization and people’s participation are the centerpieces of democracy. The roundtable discussion was held on 03 July 2019 in Dhaka to share democratic experiences of the two countries in a dialogue. It was organized by the Embassy of Switzerland in Bangladesh. The Daily Star was the media partner of the event.


What type of democratic practices are suitable for achieving the SDG?

27.06.2019 — Local news Bangladesh
The Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) organized a dialogue event on 27 June 2019 in Dhaka where participants discussed about the prevalence of various democratic practices and how each model can contribute differently towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).


Political consultation between Switzerland and Bangladesh held in Dhaka

02.04.2019 — Press release Bangladesh
The fourth round of bilateral political consultations between the foreign ministries of Switzerland and Bangladesh were held in Dhaka on 02 April 2019. Ambassador Raphael Nägeli, the Assistant State Secretary for Asia-Pacific of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs of Switzerland, and Ambassador Kamrul Ahsan, Secretary (Bilateral and Consular) to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Bangladesh, led the respective delegations during the consultations.


Political Consultations between Switzerland and Bangladesh to be held on 02 April

31.03.2019 — Press release Bangladesh
The fourth edition of biennial bilateral political consultations between the foreign ministries of Switzerland and Bangladesh will be held in Dhaka on 02 April 2019. In order to participate in the consultations, the Swiss delegation has arrived in Dhaka on 31 March for a four-day visit. Ambassador Raphael Nägeli, the Assistant State Secretary for Asia-Pacific of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs of Switzerland, and Ambassador Kamrul Ahsan, Secretary (Bilateral and Consular) to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Bangladesh, will lead the respective delegations during the consultations.


Switzerland provides additional 10 million francs for Rohingya refugees

15.02.2019 — Press release EDA
In 2019, Switzerland will provide CHF 10 million and deploy experts from the Swiss Humanitarian Aid Unit (SHA) to help tackle the Rohingya refugee crisis in Bangladesh. The humanitarian crisis in eastern Bangladesh, a region that has taken in large numbers refugees, remains acute. The international Joint Response Plan seeks to raise USD 920 million to meet basic needs.


University of Fribourg – Scholarship programme

13.01.2019 — Article Bangladesh
University of Fribourg (Switzerland) offers young foreign researchers (with residence outside of Switzerland) an opportunity to pursue 3-4 months research stay in Switzerland on doctoral and post-doctoral levels. Interested, eligible and motivated candidates from Bangladesh are encouraged to apply.



ILO and Switzerland to continue supporting initiatives on decent work for migrant workers

12.12.2018 — Press release Bangladesh
At a ceremony held in Dhaka on 12 December 2018, the Embassy of Switzerland and ILO Bangladesh jointly launched of the Phase II of the project ‘Application of Migration Policy for Decent Work for Migrant Workers’. The project is funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and it will be implemented by ILO during January 2019 - December 2021.


Joint Local Statement on Parliamentary elections

10.12.2018 — Position Bangladesh
As the formal campaigning period for the upcoming parliamentary elections begins, the undersigned Heads of Mission of the European Union and the Heads of Mission of Norway and Switzerland call upon the Government of Bangladesh, the Bangladesh Election Commission and all stakeholders to ensure a genuine, credible, inclusive and transparent electoral process.


Swiss Embassy celebrates Switzerland-Bangladesh friendship

16.11.2018 — Press release Bangladesh
The Embassy of Switzerland organized a special event “Swiss Night” on 15 November 2018 in Dhaka to celebrate the friendship between Switzerland and Bangladesh. The event was attended by a wide range of audience including members of senior officials, the civil society, business, cultural and international community, development partners as well as the Swiss citizens living in Bangladesh.


Swiss Film Night 2018

23.10.2018 — Article Bangladesh
On 23rd of October, the Swiss Embassy together with its venue partner the Goethe Institut in Dhaka screened the award-winning Swiss film, The Divine Order, as a part of a series of events that will extend up to 2019.

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