Bilateral relations Switzerland–Guyana

Relations between Switzerland and Guyana are good but not particularly close. Switzerland's efforts to secure debt relief for Guyana are noteworthy.

Key aspects of diplomatic relations

In September 2017, the President of the Swiss Confederation, Doris Leuthard, met her Guyanese counterpart David Granger on the margins of the first meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Minamata Convention on Mercury in Geneva.

Switzerland and Guyana have concluded agreements on visa waivers for holders of diplomatic or official passports, extradition and investment protection. The Swiss embassy in Caracas represents Swiss interests in Guyana.

Treaty database

Caribbean Community CARICOM

Government of Guyana

Economic cooperation

In 2016, Switzerland imported goods – primarily gold – worth CHF 28.11 million from Guyana. Swiss exports to Guyana – primarily machinery, metals and synthetic materials – amounted to CHF 1.18 million.

Trade promotion, Switzerland Global Enterprise SGE