Bilateral relations Switzerland–Cabo Verde

Switzerland and Cape Verde enjoy good, albeit not very developed, diplomatic relations, which were established in 1980.

Key aspects of diplomatic relations

Switzerland has defined a strategy for sub-Saharan Africa for the period 2021–24.

Switzerland recognised the Republic of Cape Verde in 1975, the day it declared its independence.

Despite bilateral agreements on technical cooperation, air traffic, and investment protection signed between 1987 and 1991, trade volume between Switzerland and Cape Verde has remained modest.

Cape Verde has a permanent representation in Geneva, which is also accredited as an embassy in Switzerland, and a consulate in Basel. The Swiss Embassy in Dakar (Senegal) is accredited to the Republic of Cape Verde.

Sub-Saharan Africa Strategy 2021–24 (PDF, 48 Pages, 3.1 MB, English)

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Cooperation in education, research and innovation

Researchers who are citizens of Cape Verde can apply to the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI) for Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships.

Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships for foreign researchers, SERI

Swiss citizens in Cape Verde

According to statistics on the Swiss abroad, there were 46 Swiss nationals living in Cape Verde at the end of 2020.

Last update 26.01.2022

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