Bilateral relations Switzerland–Qatar

Switzerland and Qatar established diplomatic relations in 1973. Qatar is an important economic partner and a substantial investor in Switzerland.

Key aspects of diplomatic relations

Relations between Switzerland and the State of Qatar have been strengthened in recent years, in particular in the areas of trade, services, Swiss high-tech products and expertise, as well as research and education.

Treaty database

Swiss nationals in Qatar

The Swiss community in Qatar counts 272 people (2018).

History of bilateral relations

Shortly after Qatar gained independence in 1973, the Federal Council decided to establish diplomatic relations. In 2013, Switzerland opened an embassy in Doha; that same year, Qatar opened an embassy in Bern.

Qatar, Historical Dictionary of Switzerland (de, fr, it)