During his visit, the president of the Republic of Singapore, Tony TAN Keng Yam, has met with the president of the Swiss Confederation, Didier Burkhalter, and Federal Councillors Eveline Widmer-Schlumpf, head of the Federal Department of Finance, and Johann N. Schneider-Ammann, head of the Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research.

In order to reinforce the ties, the Swiss and Singaporean delegations signed a Declaration of Enhanced Partnership.

Bilateral relations

Singapore and Switzerland maintain good relations and cooperate closely, particularly in the economic, research and the educational fields. As a result of favourable conditions, more than 300 Swiss companies are represented in Singapore. Universities in the two countries facilitate extensive student exchanges.

Singapore is Switzerland's main trading partner in South-East Asia. The signing of the Free Trade Agreement between the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) and Singapore in 2003, the first such agreement with an Asian country, resulted in a sharp increase in trade between Switzerland and Singapore.

Bilateral relations between Switzerland and Singapore

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