Bilateral relations Switzerland–Tuvalu

Relations between Switzerland and Tuvalu are limited. The trade volume between Switzerland and this sparsely populated Pacific island nation is negligible.

Key aspects of diplomatic relations

Switzerland cooperates with all the Pacific island states along these four axes:

  • International Geneva: Switzerland provides all Pacific island states with financial and logistical support to open permanent missions to the UN and other international organisations in Geneva. This enables these micro-states to voice their concerns and interests within the international community.

  • Multilateral organisations: Through organisations such as the Asian Development Bank, the Green Climate Fund and others, the Pacific region benefits indirectly from Swiss financial contributions, particularly in the area of climate change.

  • Specific projects in the fields of human security, human rights and humanitarian aid: Switzerland operates a humanitarian aid centre in Bangkok capable of providing emergency assistance to the Pacific states in the event of natural disasters such as cyclones.

  • Small-scale projects are implemented with the support of the Swiss embassies in Wellington, Canberra and Manila.

The Swiss embassy in Wellington, New Zealand, handles diplomatic relations with Tuvalu. Relations are limited to ad hoc contacts and cooperation within a multilateral framework. 

Tourism in Tuvalu

Official website of the Tuvaluan government