Following the UK's withdrawal from the EU, Switzerland's relations with the UK entered a new phase. Since 1 January 2021, the agreements between Switzerland and the EU have no longer applied to the UK. Nine agreements concluded since then between Switzerland and the UK have ensured the preservation of a majority of existing rights and commitments. Both sides agreed that there is potential to expand the bilateral relationship, particularly in the areas of economic, finance and trade relations, multilateral cooperation and scientific collaboration.
In addition to matters relating to bilateral relations and cooperation in multilateral bodies, issues relating to European policy and current international developments were also on the agenda. The talks also addressed Swiss-UK cooperation in research and migration.
Following the strategic dialogue with Sir Tim Barrow, Ms Leu met with Cabinet Minister Lord David Frost for a courtesy call.
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