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  • The President of the Swiss Confederation, Didier Burkhalter, and the Italian Prime Minister, Matteo Renzi, greet one another. © Keystone Didier Burkhalter on a working visit to Italy

    Rome, 29 July 2014 – The President of the Swiss Confederation, Didier Burkhalter, head of the FDFA, meets Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi for discussions on bilateral matters and Switzerland’s EU policy.

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    The President of the Swiss Confederation, Didier Burkhalter, and the Italian Prime Minister, Matteo Renzi, greet one another. © Keystone
  • A girl looks through a window © UN/Martine Perret Conference against forced marriage and female genital mutilation

    London, 22.7.2014 – "A future free from female genital mutilation and child, early and forced marriage" – this is the central goal of the Girl Summit 2014, which is co-hosted by the British government and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF).
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    A girl looks through a window © UN/Martine Perret
  • Wreckage from flight MH17 that crashed in Ukraine © Keystone Air crash in Ukraine

    Bern, 18.7.2014 – The President of the Swiss Confederation, Didier Burkhalter, conveys his condolences to the countries whose citizens were among the victims of the air crash in Ukraine. He offers support to the Ukrainian authorities in overcoming the tragedy.
    Press release

    Wreckage from flight MH17 that crashed in Ukraine © Keystone



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The flags of the EU and Switzerland. © keystone


Bilateral way

The bilateral approach allows Switzerland to represent its interests with the EU in the best way. The Federal Council is aiming to conclude an institutional agreement to revive this approach.
A woman carries a child in a Syrian refugee camp. © SDC


Commitment in Syria

Switzerland provides humanitarian aid to protect and help the people affected by the crisis both in Syria and its neighbouring countries.
The emergency medical services put in place by Médecins Sans Frontières – Switzerland in Minkamann treat almost 100,000 South Sudanese. / © MSF


Switzerland’s aid to the displaced persons in South Sudan

The fighting which broke out in December 2013 forced 300,000 South Sudanese people into exile. And over a million internally displaced people live in very poor conditions. The SDC is involved in the region in various ways.


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