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Nagorno Karabakh: FDFA calls for an end to violence and supports ICRC humanitarian operations

21.10.2020 — Press release Azerbaijan
Bern, 20.10.2020 - The Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA) has allocated CHF 1 million for the humanitarian operations of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). The FDFA also calls for an immediate stop to the violence in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. Attacks on the civilian population and civilian objects must cease. The parties to the conflict are called upon to comply with international humanitarian law.

Violent confrontations between Armenia and Azerbaijan – Switzerland’s position

28.09.2020 — Press release Azerbaijan
Bern, 28.09.2020 - Switzerland is concerned about the ongoing violent confrontations between Armenia and Azerbaijan that have been intensifying since 27 September. In the light of recent events, Switzerland calls on all parties to preserve regional stability and therefore end the use of force.

The Federal Council approves a report on Switzerland's good offices

10.01.2019 — Press release Azerbaijan
Switzerland's good offices are a long-standing tradition and one of its key foreign policy instruments. On 14 December 2018, the Federal Council adopted a report on Switzerland's good offices. This report has been published in response to a postulate requesting an overview of Switzerland's good offices.

Swiss funded Gender Assessment Report on Women in private sector presented in Azerbaijan

06.12.2018 — Local news Azerbaijan
On 4 December 2018, the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), the State Committee for Family, Women and Children Affairs of Azerbaijan, the United Nations Population Fund, Women’s Association for Rational Development and the Embassy of Switzerland jointly presented and discussed the  Gender Assessment Report “Women in Private Sector in Azerbaijan: Opportunities and Challenges”.

State Secretary Mauro Dell'Ambrogio pays official visit to Azerbaijan

01.11.2018 — Press release Azerbaijan
Bern, 01.11.2018 - Mauro Dell'Ambrogio, State Secretary for Education, Research and Innovation, paid an official visit to Azerbaijan between 29 and 30 October, where he met the Minister of Education. A joint declaration on intensifying bilateral cooperation in the fields of education, research and innovation was signed during the meeting. The State Secretary also met with the President of Azerbaijan.

Federal Councillor Ignazio Cassis at the UN General Assembly in New York

03.10.2018 — Press release Azerbaijan
The multilateral system protects countries which are not military powers, like Switzerland, said Federal Councillor Ignazio Cassis on Wednesday at the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly in New York. The head of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs also drew a positive assessment of his first participation in the General Assembly: "This first visit gave me a better sense of how multilateralism works and its need for reform."

Direct flights Baku – Geneva - Baku

24.09.2018 — Local news Azerbaijan
On 20 September 2018, Swiss Ambassador, Mr. Philipp Stalder, met with the President of Azerbaijan Airlines (AZAL), Mr. Jahangir Askerov, to discuss forthcoming launch of direct flights between Baku and Geneva scheduled to start on 30 October 2018.

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