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Federal Councillor Ignazio Cassis discusses future of Swiss-Brazilian partnership with Minister of Foreign Affairs Ernesto Araújo

26.04.2019 — Press release EDA
On 26 April 2019 Mr Cassis wrapped up his South America trip by meeting the Brazilian Foreign Minister Ernesto Araújo in Brasilia. The talks focused on the 200-year anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two countries (the first Swiss presence opened in Rio de Janeiro in 1819), and on expanding cooperation in business, science and diplomacy.



1st August 2014: Swiss military music in South America

21.07.2014 — Press release EDA
Switzerland will celebrate Swiss National Day 2014 with Swiss nationals living in South America. On the initiative of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, the 15-piece Swiss Military Small Band will give six concerts in Argentina, Uruguay, Peru and Brazil.


Switzerland seduces Brazil with the football card

14.07.2014 — Press release EDA
The day after the closing of the 2014 World Cup Brazil, Presence Switzerland (PRS) of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA), reports very positive results of its presence in Rio de Janeiro. The House of Switzerland, a concept for staging creative and festive events, drew a large number of visitors and enjoyed a high degree of visibility thanks to its very favourable location.


FIFA World Cup 2014: Switzerland showcases itself with

06.06.2014 — Press release EDA
Over the next few weeks, a large number of Swiss tourists will be staying in Brazil for the FIFA World Cup. For this reason, the FDFA has published an information flyer for travellers to Brazil and for the first time is offering a module for major events on the online registration itinerisApp that it launched a year ago. In Brazil itself, Switzerland will be present at a central location: The House of Switzerland, which will be presented for the first time during the World Cup final, will be located in Rio from 10 June to 13 July to stage a fan zone and launch a two-year communications programme with the aim of making Switzerland better known in Brazil and to promote bilateral exchanges in the economic, scientific and cultural fields.


Rio+20 Conference: Switzerland Forges Ahead with Green Economy and Sustainability

20.06.2013 — Press release EDA
At the United Nations Conference in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) in June 2012, the biggest ever held, the participating states decided to put the green economy on the international agenda and to formulate goals for sustainable development. Just one year later, measures are already being implemented in Switzerland for the substantiation of these goals.


Football World Cup and Olympic Games: Switzerland presents itself in Brazil

07.06.2013 — Press release EDA
The 2016 Olympic games are to be held in Brazil, the first time in a South American country. Because Brazil is in various respects an interesting country for Switzerland – from trade relations to tourism as well as research and innovation – the Federal Council has decided that Switzerland shall be officially represented at the 2016 Olympic games. A framework programme showcasing Switzerland’s unique strengths will also run from 2014 to 2016.

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