Relations between Switzerland and Palau are marginal. There are no economic ties with this sparsely populated Pacific island state.
Bilateral relations Switzerland–Palau
Key aspects of relations
Palau benefits from Switzerland’s involvement in regional projects, particularly in the area of climate change. For example, the Pacific Climate Change Roundtable, which is carried out with the partner organisation the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environmental Programme (SPREP).
Scholars and artists from Palau can apply for Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships to the State Secretariat for Education Research and Innovation (SERI).
Diplomatic relations are maintained by the Swiss embassy in Manila (Philippines) and are limited to sporadic contacts within a multilateral framework.
History of bilateral relations
The universality of Switzerland’s foreign policy led it to establish diplomatic relations with Palau in 2001.