Bilateral relations Switzerland–Guinea-Bissau

Relations between Switzerland and Guinea-Bissau are good but limited.

Key aspects of diplomatic relations

Switzerland has defined a strategy for sub-Saharan Africa for the period 2021–24.

Until 2002, the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) supported Guinea-Bissau in the sustainable use of natural resources and provided humanitarian aid in particular during the 1998 civil war.

Guinea-Bissau does not have a permanent representation in Switzerland. The Swiss embassy in Dakar (Senegal) is accredited to the Republic of Guinea-Bissau.

Sub-Saharan Africa Strategy 2021–24 (PDF, 48 Pages, 3.1 MB, English)

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Cooperation in education, research and innovation

Researchers who are citizens of Guinea-Bissau can apply to the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI) for Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships.

Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships for Foreign Scholars and Artists (SERI)

Swiss citizens in Guinea-Bissau

According to statistics on the Swiss abroad, 4 Swiss citizens were living in Guinea-Bissau at the end of 2020.

Last update 11.01.2023


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