Bilateral relations Switzerland–St. Vincent and the Grenadines

Relations between Switzerland and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines are good although not particularly intensive. Switzerland's interests in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines are represented by the Swiss embassy in Venezuela.

Key aspects of diplomatic relations

In 2013 the two countries concluded an agreement on reciprocal visa-free access for holders of a diplomatic, official or service passport. The Swiss embassy in Caracas (Venezuela) represents Swiss interests in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.

Treaty database

Government of St. Vincent and the Grenadines

Caribbean Community (CARICOM)

Economic cooperation

In 2020 Switzerland imported CHF 4.8 million worth of goods from St Vincent and the Grenadines – mainly works of art and antiques – and exported goods to the value of CHF 120,000.

Trade promotion, Switzerland Global Enterprise SGE

Cooperation in education, research and innovation

Researchers from Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 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 nationals in St. Vincent and the Grenadines

There were 11 Swiss nationals living in St Vincent and the Grenadines in 2020.

History of bilateral relations

Switzerland recognised Saint Vincent and the Grenadines the day the country gained its independence in 1979

Lesser Antilles, historical Dictionary of Switzerland (de, fr, it)

Last update 26.01.2022


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