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President of the Swiss Confederation, Ignazio Cassis, starts today official visit to Romania

January 5, 2023

On Monday, President Klaus Iohannis will receive the President of the Swiss Confederation, Ignazio Cassis, at the Cotroceni Palace, the two heads of state following to discuss the current status and proposals for strengthening bilateral relations and economic and sectoral cooperation, with an emphasis on boosting investments and identifying new areas of collaboration.According to a press release of the Presidential Administration sent on Sunday, the two presidents will also have an exchange of views on current topics on the international agenda, including the development of the Russian Federation's war of aggression against Ukraine, humanitarian aid measures for the Ukrainian population and refugees, the implications of the conflict in terms of energy, as well as in terms of global food security.According to the same source, Romanian-Swiss multilateral cooperation will also be on the agenda of the discussions, including from the perspective of Switzerland's future mandate as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council, which it will exercise in the period 2023-2024.From the perspective of the European agenda, the framework of relations between the European Union and the Swiss Confederation will be addressed, as well as the granting of the second financial installment of the Swiss contribution to the cohesion fund of the European Union.The signing ceremony of the Romanian-Swiss Framework Agreement will take place at the Cotroceni Palace, which will operationalize the second Swiss financial contribution to reduce economic and social disparities in the European Union.The official visit of the President of the Swiss Confederation to our country takes place within the framework of the high-level Romanian-Swiss bilateral dialogue, which has experienced increased dynamics in recent years.The programme of President Ignazio Cassis will also include a meeting with Prime Minister Nicolae Ciuca, at the Victoria Palace.During the evening, the President of the Swiss Confederation will also be received by Her Majesty Margareta, the Custodian of the Crown, at the Elisabeta Palace.   

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