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Panel Discussion on the "Role and Influence of Non-Permanent Members of the United Nations Security Council"

06.07.2021 — Local news Pakistan
The Ambassador of Switzerland to Pakistan, Mr. Bénédict de Cerjat, hosted a high-level panel discussion entitled "Role and Influence of Non-Permanent Members of the United Nations Security Council" on July 6 at the Swiss Residence in Islamabad. The panel discussion not only highlighted the positive aspects associated with a non-permanent seat on the Council but also addressed the past, present and future challenges of such a membership.







Pro Helvetia: Let me tell you a story

03.02.2021 — Local news Pakistan
Let Me Tell You A Story invites children from South Asia and Switzerland (age 6 to 9) to share their stories written in response to carefully selected prompts from children's stories.


First Visit of the Ambassador of Switzerland, Mr. Bénédict de Cerjat to Karachi (January 19-22, 2021)

22.01.2021 — Press release Pakistan

Ambassador Bénédict de Cerjat, visited Karachi from 19 to 22 January 2021. The Ambassador paid homage to the founder of Pakistan, Mr. Muhammad Ali Jinnah at his mausoleum. He met the Governor of the State Bank of Pakistan, Dr. Reza Baqir and visited the state-of-the-art State Bank Museum. Being the Patron-in-Chief of the Swiss Business Council (SBC), which was established in 2008 in Karachi and unites 53 companies operating in Pakistan either as a local subsidiary or a partner of a Swiss company, the Ambassador attended its Managing Committee Meeting.

During his meeting at the Karachi Chamber of Commerce & Industry, the Ambassador stressed on the expansion of trade between Switzerland and Pakistan and said that Pakistan can import the excellent textile machinery from Switzerland to improve the quality of product leading to more exports and value addition. The Ambassador also visited the Overseas Investors Chamber of Commerce and Industry (OICCI) where Mr. Abdul Aleem, Chief Executive and Secretary General of the OCCI, gave a comprehensive presentation on the role of the OICCI in promoting foreign direct investment in the country and safeguarding the business interests of its member companies. During the trip, the Ambassador visited the newly acquired manufacturing facility of Novartis Pakistan, which will soon start producing medicines at this site. He concluded his trip by visiting the manufacturing site of SICPA Inks Pakistan (Pvt) Limited, another local subsidiary of a Swiss company.


The Ambassador of Switzerland paid homage to the Founder of Pakistan at Mazar-e-Quaid (Karachi, January 22, 2021)

22.01.2021 — Press release Pakistan
On 22 January 2021, the Ambassador of Switzerland to Pakistan, H.E. Mr. Bénédict de Cerjat visited the mausoleum of Mr. Muhammad Ali Jinnah to pay his homage to the founder of Pakistan, Muhammad Ali Jinnah. During the visit, a formal ceremony was performed by a contingent of the Pakistan Navy where the Ambassador laid a floral wreath and penned his comments in the ‘visitors’ book’. The Ambassador also visited the interesting museum where the relics of Mr. Jinnah have been exhibited.


First Visit of the Ambassador of Switzerland to Pakistan, Mr. Bénédict de Cerjat to the Swiss Business Council as its Patron-in-Chief (Karachi, January 21, 2021)

21.01.2021 — Press release Pakistan
On 21 January 2021, the Ambassador of Switzerland to Pakistan, Mr. Bénédict de Cerjat visited the office of the Swiss Business Council (SBC) during his visit to Karachi. The Ambassador is also the Patron-in-Chief of the SBC, which was established in 2008 in Karachi and unites 53 companies operating in Pakistan either as a local subsidiary or a partner of a Swiss company. Together with Switzerland Global Enterprise (S-GE), which is an umbrella organization in Switzerland to promote exports of the Swiss SMEs, SBC aims to improve trade and business linkages between the two countries. SBC also facilitates fact-finding missions of Swiss SME’s to visit Pakistan to explore the potential for investment and trade. The Ambassador also attended the SBC’s Managing Committee Meeting where he lauded its active role in promoting bilateral trade relations between Switzerland and Pakistan and stressed on strengthening further the economic relations between the two countries


Official Photo of the Swiss Federal Council 2021

07.01.2021 — Press release Pakistan
With the new year comes the traditional official photo of the Swiss Federal Council! The 2021 presidency of Switzerland will be held by Federal CouncillorGuy Parmelin, head of the Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research!


Pakistan and Switzerland signed the Agreement under G-20 Debt-Service Suspension Initiative (December 21, 2020)

21.12.2020 — Local news Pakistan
The Ambassador of Switzerland to Pakistan, H.E. Mr. Bénédict de Cerjat and the Secretary Economic Affairs Division, Mr. Noor Ahmed signed a Debt Rescheduling Agreement at the Economic Affairs Division on Monday, December 21, 2020.  Mr. Ahmed  appreciated the debt relief  to Pakistan in the wake of the global Covid-19  pandemic that will allow the country to mitigate its health and economic effects. Pakistan has successfully concluded rescheduling agreements with 19 bilateral creditor countries to enable a lasting economic recovery.

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