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Greek President Karolos Papoulias visited Switzerland on an official visit. This was the first visit by a president of the Hellenic Republic to Switzerland since diplomatic relations between the two countries began 119 years ago.
An international conference on the fight against terrorism is holdat the initiative of the Swiss Chairmanship of the OSCE. The Conference brings together the national counterterrorism coordinators of the OSCE participating States, as well as representatives from civil society and academia.
The first official visit as OSCE Chairperson-in-Office to the priority region of the Western Balkans by the President of the Swiss Confederation, Didier Burkhalter, takes place in April. The visit takes him to Serbia, Albania and Kosovo, where he meets with political decision-makers and discussed the engagement of the Swiss OSCE Chairmanship.
Location: Western Balkans
A conference on the prevention of torture organised by the Swiss OSCE Chairmanship is taking place in Vienna.
State visit; State visit; Public event
At the invitation of the Finnish President Sauli Niinistö, the President of the Swiss Confederation Didier Burkhalter spent two days in Helsinki.
Following the success of the first regional civil society conference in Belgrade at the end of February, the second of four workshops within the framework of the Swiss OSCE Chairmanship is taking place in Vienna from 7-9 April 2014.
Official visit; Public event
The President of the Swiss Confederation, Didier Burkhalter, met the German Federal President Joachim Gauck for official talks.
Didier Burkhalter, President of the Swiss Confederation and Chairperson-in-Office of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), welcomes the decision taken by the Permanent Council of the OSCE to second an observer mission to Ukraine.
The President of the Confederation, Didier Burkhalter, meets the members of the Helsinki Commission of the United States Congress in Washington.
As part of the Swiss OSCE Chairmanship, the first of four regional workshops is taking place in Belgrade. Three further workshops, in Tbilisi, Dushanbe and Vienna are planned over the course of 2014.
Mr Burkhalter's address to the Security Council has allowed him to explain the priorities of the Swiss OSCE Chairmanship and speak about cooperation between the regional security organisations and the United Nations.
Location: New York
The President of the Swiss Confederation, Mr Didier Burkhalter, made a working visit to Berlin, where he met with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Frank-Walter Steinmeier. Following Berlin, President Burkhalter travelled on to Paris for an evening meeting with French foreign minister Laurent Fabius in order to brief him on how the Federal Council intends to act following the vote on the mass immigration initiative.