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FDFA State Secretary Yves Rossier makes working visit to Egypt and Ethiopia

08.09.2016 — Media release Ethiopia

Bern, 08.09.2016 - FDFA State Secretary Yves Rossier made an official trip to Egypt and Ethiopia this week. In Cairo, he discussed various topical bilateral and regional issues, before moving on to Addis Ababa, where he held policy consultations and signed a bilateral agreement on air transport.



Alfred Ilg – the engineer and the king

Alfred Ilg – the engineer and the king

28.01.2016 — Local news Ethiopia

Exhibition to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the death of the Swiss engineer Alfred Ilg

Museum of Modern Art (next to Goethe Institut), 13 February – 25 March 2016


New framework to implement and finance sustainable development: Switzerland welcomes outcome of Addis Ababa conference

Conference room of the International Conference on Financing for Development in Addis Ababa. © UNECA

16.07.2015 — Media release EDA
The Third International Conference on Financing for Development in Addis Ababa, attended by some 30 heads of government, over 100 ministers and around 7,000 representatives from politics, civil society, the private sector and academia, has come to a close. After tough negotiations, the international community has agreed on a new framework to implement and finance sustainable development. The framework opens the way for adoption at the United Nations Summit to adopt the post-2015 development agenda in September of the new goals to replace the Millennium Development Goals, which expire at the end of this year. The Swiss delegation qualified the outcome of the Addis Ababa conference as a "groundbreaking" success.

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