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India and Switzerland agree to deepen cooperation

31.08.2017 — Media release India

Bern, 31.08.2017 - President Doris Leuthard held official talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday, 31 August, as part of her presidential visit to India. In a joint declaration, Switzerland and India reiterated their longstanding ties and the will to deepen the good cooperation in economic matters through the envisaged free trade agreement. The invitation to pay a state visit marks the 70th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Friendship between Switzerland and India.                 


President Doris Leuthard to pay a presidential visit to India

24.08.2017 — Media release India

Ms Doris Leuthard will pay a presidential visit to India on 31 August and 1 September. On the agenda are talks with President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and a number of other ministers. President Leuthard will also be attending a number of business events and will take part in celebrations marking the 70th anniversary of the Treaty of Friendship between Switzerland and India. The aim of the visit is to further deepen the close cooperation that already exists in many areas. President Leuthard was invited to pay a state visit to the Republic of India.


Akshay Pathak appointed as Head of Pro Helvetia New Delhi

23.08.2017 — Local news India

Pro Helvetia - Swiss Arts Council is happy to announce Akshay Pathak as the new Head of its liaison office in New Delhi. The foundation expresses its delight at this appointment and states: «Akshay Pathak has a clear vision of what he wants to achieve, and brings on board, both a rich strategic and a profound operational understanding, having earlier worked in a multi-cultural environment, and having headed a similar organisation with an international footprint»


Mumbai Return – Journeys beyond the city

15.08.2017 — Local news India

The Mumbai and Geneva based urban research platform “urbz” created an exciting exhibition about migration in the Mumbai region. “Mumbai Return - Journeys beyond the city” was hosted by the prestigious Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum between July 1st and August 13th 2017.



Workshop on Strengthening Resilience to Climate Change related Disaster Risks

21.07.2017 — Local news India

A day long consultation on “Strengthening Resilience to Climate Change related Disaster Risks” organized by the SDC funded initiative “Strengthening State Strategies for Climate Actions (3SCA)” on 21st July at Dehradun brought multiple stakeholders (scientific, government, civil societies, communities) together to initiate a dialogue towards strengthening climate related disaster risk resilience



ScienceComm'17 India

30.06.2017 — Local news India

ScienceComm'17 India was held for the first time in Bangalore on 30th June and attracted 150 science experts, communicators and enthusiasts. The one day conference presented ways to simplify science for a broader audience.



Switzerland @ 3rd Smart Cities India 2017 Expo

22.05.2017 — Local news India

The Smart Cities India 2017 Expo in New Delhi attracted 15’000 participants in three days. Many of them visited the Swiss pavilion. The audience also followed the session “Swiss innovations for smart cities in India”.

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