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Inauguration of an 8-in-1 Affordable Urban Housing Demonstration Block in Nyarugenge District, Kimisagara Sector

15.10.2018 — Local news Rwanda
The inauguration of the “8-in-1 Affordable Urban Housing Demonstration Block”, showcasing the possibilities of the Modern Bricks Technology developed by the Swiss PROECCO Project was held in Kigali on Tuesday, October 2nd 2018. The ceremony took place in presence of the Minister of State for Socio-Economic Development, the Mayor of the City of Kigali and the Swiss Ambassador to Rwanda.




Fostering freedom of expression and strengthening civil society: the role of culture in development cooperation

09.02.2018 — Press release EDA
The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) supports various projects in culture and the arts in partner countries because artists and culture professionals have an important role to play in shaping economic, social and cultural life. The exchange of ideas between artists from countries of the South and East and Switzerland is therefore the focus of 'CROSSROADS – International perspectives on culture, art and society', an event co-organised by the SDC and the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia in Basel and Geneva from 8 to 10 February.



Topical politics and historical events: President Burkhalter meets representatives of the Belgian government in Brussels, and attends commemoration of First World War casualties in Ypres

14.11.2014 — Press release EDA
Today's visit of President of the Swiss Confederation Didier Burkhalter to Belgium has two distinct parts. This morning he was received by Philippe, King of the Belgians, and held political talks with Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel, and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders. The afternoon is dedicated to commemorating the suffering and the victims of the First World War, when President Burkhalter will visit a trench system from that time in Ypres, and take part in a ceremony of remembrance with three classes of Swiss schoolchildren. For President Burkhalter, visiting the former battlefields in West Flanders is symbolic of the ongoing need to do everything possible to secure peace.


New ambassadors of Switzerland (last modification, the 02.10.2014)

02.10.2014 — Press release EDA
A number of staff changes have been announced for several Swiss representations abroad and at the head office of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs. The changes will take place in 2015 as part of the usual transfer rotation and on the basis of appointments made by the Federal Council. The appointment of heads of mission becomes effective following approval by the respective host state. The Federal Council thanks those ambassadors entering retirement for their services.


New ambassadors of Switzerland

19.09.2014 — Press release EDA
A number of staff changes have been announced for several Swiss representations abroad and at the head office of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs. The changes will take place in 2015 as part of the usual transfer rotation and on the basis of appointments made by the Federal Council. The appointment of heads of mission becomes effective following approval by the respective host state. The Federal Council thanks those ambassadors entering retirement for their services.

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