Uzbekistan, Kyrgyz Republic, Azerbaijan

Federal Councillor was on mission to Uzbekistan, Kyrgyz Republic and Azerbaijan

05.07.2018 – Federal Councillor Johann N. Schneider-Ammann traveled to the South Caucasus and Central Asia from 8 to 16 July. Among other things, the aim was to foster relations with member countries of Switzerland’s constituency in the international financial institutions and to highlight Switzerland’s development cooperation programmes in Uzbekistan, Kyrgyz Republic and Azerbaijan.  

Swiss Enlargement Contribution Annual Report 2017

One billion well invested

06.06.2018 – The ten countries that joined the EU in 2004 have completed their projects under the enlargement contribution. SECO and the SDC have taken stock of the last decade and published the results in their 2017 annual report. The projects have made a significant contribution to reducing economic and social disparities in Europe.

2017 Annual Report on Swiss International Cooperation

Switzerland‘s International Cooperation on track

28.05.2018 – SECO and SDC have published their online annual report on Switzerland’s International Cooperation. In 2017, the priorities were to provide emergency aid, combat poverty and inequalities, and help to overcome global challenges. More than 80% of the realised projects and programmes proved effective.

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