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EBRD constituency

EBRD constituency visits Switzerland

On 24 March Federal Councillor Johann Schneider-Ammann received the governors of the Swiss constituency at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). The ministers discussed the role of the EBRD in promoting sustainable economic growth and how to strengthen the influence of the constituency within the EBRD.

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Vocational training

Indonesia shows great interest in Switzerland’s vocational training system

The Swiss and Indonesian governments have affirmed their joint effort to develop Indonesia’s vocational training system. The two countries signed a Memorandum of Understanding to this effect in Mojokerto at the end of February. Indonesia is a priority country of SECO’s economic cooperation and development.

New Country Strategies 2017–2020

New Country Strategies for 2017–2020

New Country Strategies have been drawn up for the following SECO priority countries: Colombia, Ghana, Indonesia, Peru, South Africa and Vietnam. These publications provide information about SECO’s commitment and current developments in the country in question. They may be downloaded or ordered online.

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