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Philippines: Swiss hostage is free

06.12.2014 — Media release EDA
The Swiss national who had been held by Philippine kidnappers since 1 February 2012 is free. The Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA) has received this news with great relief.


Inauguration of the Swiss embassy in Oman in the presence of FDFA State Secretary Yves Rossier

12.11.2014 — Media release EDA
On Wednesday 12 November 2014, the state secretary of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA), Yves Rossier, officially opened the Swiss embassy in Muscat, the capital of the Sultanate of Oman, within the framework of an official two-day visit that included the political dialogue that the two countries conduct on a regular basis. The new embassy is housed in the same building as the embassy of the Netherlands.


The President of the Swiss Confederation, Mr Didier Burkhalter, will represent Switzerland at the Third Nuclear Security Summit in the Netherlands

20.03.2014 — Media release EDA
The President of the Swiss Confederation, Mr Didier Burkhalter, will represent Switzerland at the Third Nuclear Security Summit to be held on Monday and Tuesday (24 and 25 March) in The Hague, at the invitation of Dutch Prime Minister, Mr Mark Rutte. More than fifty presidents, prime ministers and ministers are expected as well as UN Secretary-General, Mr Ban Ki-moon, and Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Mr Yukiya Amano. Mr Burkhalter will also take the opportunity to meet representatives of the governments invited to the summit.

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