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Ignazio Cassis visits Swiss projects in cyclone-stricken Mozambique

07.08.2019 — Press release EDA
On the second day of his trip to Mozambique, Federal Councillor Ignazio Cassis visited Swiss humanitarian aid projects in the country. In Beira in central Mozambique he saw first-hand the scale of the devastation caused by Cyclone Idai in March 2019 and the measures taken in its wake.


Ignazio Cassis attends the ceremony marking the signing of Swiss-brokered peace treaty in Mozambique

06.08.2019 — Press release EDA
Together with other high-ranking members of the international community, Federal Councillor Ignazio Cassis, head of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, took part earlier today in a ceremony marking the signing of the peace accord between RENAMO and FRELIMO, the opposing sides in Mozambique's civil war. This peace accord was in large measure concluded thanks to Swiss support.





Switzerland and Mozambique discuss peace and sign an international cooperation agreement

28.02.2018 — Press release EDA
The President of Mozambique, Filipe Nyusi, paid an official visit to Switzerland on Wednesday, 28 February; it is the first visit by a Mozambican head of state and government since 2009. President Alain Berset received President Nyusi with military honours at the Lohn country residence. The official talks focused on Switzerland’s good offices in the peace process in Mozambique, development cooperation and bilateral economic relations.


Peace talks in Mozambique: Switzerland accepts coordinating role

01.03.2017 — Press release EDA
The president of the Republic of Mozambique, Filipe Jacinto Nyusi, and the leader of the main opposition party (RENAMO), Afonso Dhlakama, have asked Switzerland to chair the contact group that will accompany talks between the two parties to the conflict towards a peace accord in Mozambique. Switzerland accepted the role in accordance with its foreign policy strategy.


Protecting human life and contributing to peace and security – federal government sets out its Humanitarian Demining Strategy 2016–2019

A group of women returning from work on the land pass a sign at the edge of a field warning ‘danger mines’.

11.07.2016 — Press release EDA
Some 50 million stockpiled anti-personnel mines and 2 million cluster munitions have been destroyed over the past 20 years. People are nevertheless still being killed by landmines, cluster munitions and other explosive remnants of war on a daily basis despite international efforts in which Switzerland also plays an active role. The federal government has therefore laid down guidelines on its humanitarian demining engagement for the period 2016–19 and will continue to provide experts for UN demining programmes, support demining projects in the countries concerned and maintain its strategic partnership with the Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining.





Swiss humanitarian demining success in Mozambique

27.06.2014 — Press release EDA
Switzerland contributed significantly to demining the province of Maputo, Mozambique, declared "free of mines" on 21 March 2014. This success will allow the inhabitants of the decontaminated zones to return to work in their fields without fear. At the same time it was taking action in the field, Switzerland also took part in the Review Conference of the Ottawa Convention on the Prohibition of Anti-Personnel Mines in Maputo from 23 to 27 June 2014.

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