Working visit by Federal Councillor Ignazio Cassis to Berlin

Press release, 20.02.2018

Federal Councillor Ignazio Cassis will make a working visit to Berlin on Thursday 22 February 2018, where he will meet German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel. The talks will cover bilateral relations, European policy and a number of current international issues.

The head of the FDFA, Ignazio Cassis meets German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel.
The head of the FDFA, Ignazio Cassis meets German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel © FDFA

Having already met the heads of diplomacy of Switzerland’s other neighbouring countries, the head of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA) will visit the German foreign minister in Berlin. Fostering good relations with Switzerland’s neighbouring countries and regions is one of Mr Cassis’ priorities.

Germany is a very important partner for Switzerland. This can be seen for instance in the volume of bilateral trade, which reached approximately CHF 94 billion in 2016, making Germany its largest economic partner. One of the objectives of the visit is to highlight the excellent relations between the two countries and the close collaboration between Bern and Berlin in numerous areas.

In addition to bilateral relations, Mr Cassis and Mr Gabriel will discuss European policy and various current international issues.


Further information:

Bilateral relations between Switzerland and Germany


Address for enquiries:

Information FDFA
Bundeshaus West
CH-3003 Bern
Tel.: +41 58 462 31 53
Fax: +41 58 464 90 47
E-Mail: info@eda.admin.ch


Publisher:

Federal Department of Foreign Affairs