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Political crisi in Burundi

04.08.2015 — Local news Burundi

Switzerland condemns the recent attacks perpetrated against persons in Bujumbura and calls for the resumption of dialogue.


Crise politique au Burundi

23.07.2015 — Local news Burundi

La Suisse appelle à une résolution pacifique de la crise au Burundi et à une reprise de dialogue.


L’ambassade de Suisse s’inquiète des derniers développements au Burundi

28.04.2015 — Press release Burundi

La Suisse est très préoccupée par les événements qui ont eu lieu depuis dimanche 26 avril 2015. La Suisse regrette les pertes de vies humaines résultant des évènements et s’associe à la peine des familles des victimes.   Elle appelle au respect de la Constitution et des lois – y compris internationales – en vigueur au Burundi.


FDFA State Secretary Yves Rossier has visited South Africa and Burundi

27.02.2015 — Press release EDA
As part of a four-day visit ending today, the State Secretary of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA), Yves Rossier, has held political consultations in South Africa and Burundi. In South Africa, the two parties established a platform for cooperation in the area of human rights. In Burundi, the State Secretary met with President Pierre Nkurunziza as well as several key stakeholders in light of the elections to be held in June of this year.


Topical politics and historical events: President Burkhalter meets representatives of the Belgian government in Brussels, and attends commemoration of First World War casualties in Ypres

14.11.2014 — Press release EDA
Today's visit of President of the Swiss Confederation Didier Burkhalter to Belgium has two distinct parts. This morning he was received by Philippe, King of the Belgians, and held political talks with Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel, and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders. The afternoon is dedicated to commemorating the suffering and the victims of the First World War, when President Burkhalter will visit a trench system from that time in Ypres, and take part in a ceremony of remembrance with three classes of Swiss schoolchildren. For President Burkhalter, visiting the former battlefields in West Flanders is symbolic of the ongoing need to do everything possible to secure peace.


New ambassadors of Switzerland (last modification, the 02.10.2014)

02.10.2014 — Press release EDA
A number of staff changes have been announced for several Swiss representations abroad and at the head office of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs. The changes will take place in 2015 as part of the usual transfer rotation and on the basis of appointments made by the Federal Council. The appointment of heads of mission becomes effective following approval by the respective host state. The Federal Council thanks those ambassadors entering retirement for their services.


New ambassadors of Switzerland

19.09.2014 — Press release EDA
A number of staff changes have been announced for several Swiss representations abroad and at the head office of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs. The changes will take place in 2015 as part of the usual transfer rotation and on the basis of appointments made by the Federal Council. The appointment of heads of mission becomes effective following approval by the respective host state. The Federal Council thanks those ambassadors entering retirement for their services.

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