Every six months in San Marino – on 1 April and 1 October – the investiture of the two captains regent takes place. The captains regent are the heads of state of the Republic of San Marino. A foreign dignitary is invited to speak on each of these occasions. Ignazio Cassis will be the first federal councillor to participate as official speaker. The investiture is both a religious and civil ceremony and is a rite that has been handed down unaltered since 1243.
The visit to the oldest republic in the world will also be an opportunity to discuss bilateral relations between the two countries, as well as a number of international matters, including the COVID-19 crisis and Switzerland's candidature for a non-permanent seat on the UN Security Council for the period 2023–24.
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