Federal Council welcomes Indian President Ram Nath Kovind on state visit


On the afternoon of Friday, 13 September, the Federal Council, led by President Ueli Maurer, welcomed Indian President Ram Nath Kovind and his wife, Savita Kovind, to Bern with military honours to mark the state visit to Switzerland. During the official talks that followed, discussions focused on bilateral relations, in particular the opportunities presented by a free trade agreement, and cooperation on environmental matters. Further topics addressed included global issues and India’s regional situation.

The Indian President and Ignazio Cassis shake hands in the presence of the entire Federal Council.
The Federal Council receives the head of state of the Republic of India, Ram Nath Kovind. @ Keystone/Schneider Peter