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Switzerland and India sign a mutual agreement to activate the Automatic Exchange of Information

21.12.2017 — Media release India
On 21st December, Switzerland and India signed a mutual agreement on the application of the Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters for the purposes of activating the Automatic Exchange of Information (AEOI) between Switzerland and India. This follows the Swiss Parliament’s approval of the AEOI with 41 additional partners, including India. The mutual agreement is the last formal step before the activation of the automatic exchange of information between Switzerland and India, as well as the end of a process that started with the signing of the corresponding Joint Declaration last year. Switzerland is thus confirming its commitment to the new international AEOI standard. The AEOI with India will be implemented as of 1st January 2018, and the first exchange of data will take place in autumn 2019.

Swiss-Indian forum on e-governance

02.11.2017 — Article India

To commemorate 70 years of Friendship Treaty between Switzerland and India, the Embassy of Switzerland in New Delhi, collaborated with the Indian Institute of Public Administration (IIPA) as its knowledge partner, to conduct a Swiss-Indian e-Governance forum on November 2, 2017 in New Delhi.

National Summit on “Energy Efficiency in Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises”

31.10.2017 — Media release India

A National Summit on “Energy Efficiency in Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises” was organized by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), in association with Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs), The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) and United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) during 31 October – 01 November at Hotel Ashok, New Delhi.

Diplomatic missions in Delhi celebrate international day of the girl child

11.10.2017 — Position India

We, the undersigned diplomatic missions in India’s capital, reaffirm our countries’ strong commitment to promoting gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls, and the advancement of their human rights. On October 11, we will come together to mark the International Day of the Girl Child (IDGC) through a range of actions encouraging greater opportunities for girls.

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.

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