History of Swiss cooperation office
50 Years Swiss-Pakistan Development Cooperation (1966-2016)
2016 marks the 50th anniversary of Swiss-Pakistan development cooperation. In 1966 the first agreement on technical and scientific cooperation was signed. During its long presence in the country, Switzerland has kept up good relations with the Government of Pakistan, and works in close cooperation with the relevant ministries to contribute to the development of KP and FATA, and to support the people of Pakistan in times of crises. Switzerland’s support through the SDC is in line with the development strategies of the Government of Pakistan. The 50th anniversary is an important occasion for the SDC to reflect on the commitment of Switzerland to strengthen cooperation with the Government of Pakistan in the areas of water governance, local state building and humanitarian assistance during the period of the new Country Strategy 2017-2020.