International Green Week in Berlin

Federal Councillor Guy Parmelin at International Green Week in Berlin

Federal Councillor Guy Parmelin at International Green Week in Berlin

Federal Councillor Guy Parmelin travelled to Berlin on 18 January to attend International Green Week IGW, one of the largest exhibitions of the food, agricultural and farming industries in the world. As well as visiting the Swiss stand, he met with a number of fellow agriculture ministers; Elisabeth Köstinger (Austria), Carola Schouten (Netherlands), Dominique Hasler (Liechtenstein) and Aziz Akhannouch (Morocco).

Free trade agreement

Free trade agreement signed

Free trade agreement signed

On 16 December Federal Councillor Johann N. Schneider-Ammann, the economics minister of Liechtenstein and representatives of Iceland and Norway signed a free trade agreement with Indonesia’s minister for trade, Enggartiasto Lukita. Under the agreement, 98 percent of Swiss exports to Indonesia, the fourth most populous country in the world, will be exempt from customs duties over the coming years.

Washington D.C.

Three US Secretaries and Ivanka Trump

Three US Secretaries and Ivanka Trump

On 3 December, Federal Councillor Johann N. Schneider-Ammann met with US Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta in Washington D.C. to sign a Memorandum of Understanding on education. Ivanka Trump, the President’s daughter and adviser also attended the signing.

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21.02.2019 | Bern | Swiss Universities Conference 2019



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18.01.2019 | Berlin | International Green Week
22-25.01.2019 | Davos | World Economic Forum

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