Swiss foreign policy: strategies and key aspects
Switzerland implements its foreign policy in a three-tier cascading strategy. The Foreign Policy Strategy for the 2020–23 period sets out the Federal Council's priorities for the current legislative period. The Federal Council has also adopted geographical and thematic follow-up strategies that guide Switzerland's activities in specific priority regions and thematic areas. These follow-up strategies constitute the second tier of the cascading strategy. Finally, at the third stage in the process, the FDFA adopts its own policy documents to implement the various strategies. Further information on the cascading strategy process and other key aspects of foreign policy are available on this webpage.