FDFA State Secretary Pascale Baeriswyl in Saudi Arabia for political consultations


FDFA State Secretary Pascale Baeriswyl held consultations in Saudi Arabia yesterday. During her visit she met various Saudi and Swiss stakeholders based in the country. The trip follows on from recent contacts with various Gulf states where Ms Baeriswyl discussed the current situation and offered Switzerland's good offices to help ease tensions. To this end, Switzerland applauds the recent evacuation of an Iranian crew member to Oman for medical reasons and Saudi Arabia's efforts in releasing Iranian oil tanker Happiness 1.

Pascale Baeriswyl and the Swiss delegation in conversation with official representatives of the Saudi Arabian government
In Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, FDFA State Secretary Pascale Baeriswyl held political consultations – Human rights were on the agenda. © FDFA