On 24 March, Federal Councillor Johann N. Schneider-Ammann received the governors of the Swiss-led constituency at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). The meeting was aimed at intensifying cooperation and strengthening the influence of Switzerland’s seat on the institution’s Board of Directors. In the afternoon the group visited a local business under the themes of dual-track vocational education and training and innovation.
Digitalisation, energy and agriculture are three areas of investment which will determine the economic future of Africa, stated Federal Councillor Johann N. Schneider-Ammann in his speech before an audience of African business leaders at the African CEO Forum in Geneva on 21 March.
Lino Barañao, the Argentine Minister for Science, Technology and Innovative Production, paid a courtesy visit to Federal Councillor Johann N. Schneider-Ammann on 16 March. The discussion with the head of the EAER focused on scientific cooperation between the two countries based on various agreements including a Joint Declaration signed in 2015.
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