Update news Switzerland

Anjuska Weil, President of the Swiss-Vietnamese Friendship Association, has a special affection for Vietnam.

President meets with WIPO Director General in Geneva

President Nguyen Xuan Phuc on November 29 had a working session with Daren Tang, Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) in Geneva as part of the former’s official visit to Switzerland.

Vietjet signs 150-million-USD deal with Swiss MRO service provider

Vietjet and SR Technics on November 26 inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) worth 150 million USD involving the provision of MRO services on Vietjet’s CFM56-5B engine fleet, installed on their Airbus A320 and A321 aircraft.

Switzerland grants 5 million CHF for Vietnam’s trade promotion policy

The project will provide technical assistance to the MoIT to help deal with challenges such as shaping Vietnam’s export-import development strategy for the next decade and promoting digitalisation for SMEs.


Appointment decision presented to Vietnam’s Honorary Consul to Switzerland

Vietnamese Ambassador to Switzerland Le Linh Lan on October 21 presented a decision to officially appoint Dr. Philipp Rosler - former Deputy Prime Minister of Germany, as the first ever Honorary Consul of Vietnam to Switzerland.

2021 Vietnam Days in Switzerland to promote can’t-miss landscapes of Vietnam

Vietnam’s resilience, friendliness along with beautiful landscapes and culture will be introduced at the 2021 Vietnam Days in Switzerland programme scheduled to begin on October 9.

Exhibition introducing Dong Son bronze culture in Switzerland

A collection of bronze items is being on display at an exhibition that officially opened at Barbier-Mueller museum in Switzerland on September 28.

Vietnam Day in Switzerland 2021 bound for October

Vietnam Day in Switzerland 2021 is scheduled to take place on October 9, aiming to introduce the image of a modern Vietnam imbued with a rich cultural identity and showcase its culinary arts to Swiss and European audiences.

Swiss Vice President pays official visit to Vietnam

Switzerland’s vice President and Foreign Minister Ignazio Cassis is paying an official visit to Vietnam from August 4 - 6.

Vietnam, EFTA poised to finalize FTA later this year

The nation’s Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) is likely to be completed later this year to coincide with the country celebrating the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations with Switzerland.

Webinar spotlights Vietnam-Switzerland relations

Vietnamese Ambassador to Switzerland Le Linh Lan attended a webinar on Vietnam as a main speaker at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland (FHNW ) on February 16.

Four ambassadors make pre-Tet visit to VN peacekeeping force

Representatives of the embassies of Canada, New Zealand, Norway and Switzerland in Vietnam paid a visit to the headquarters of the Vietnamese peacekeeping force before the Lunar New Year (Tet).

Vietnamese rides motorbike around the world in 1111 days

A worldwide journey on motorbike lasting a total of 1111 days by Tran Dang Dang Khoa can be viewed through many of the impressive images captured during his trip.

Free trade agreement a priority for Swiss ties

As one of the large European investors in Vietnam, Switzerland currently negotiates a free trade agreement with Vietnam so that its companies can invest more in untapped fields in the Southeast Asian country.

Vietnamese diplomatic mission support citizens in Switzerland

Vietnam’s diplomatic mission in Switzerland have launched measures to assist Vietnamese citizens in Switzerland in coping with the COVID-19 epidemic in line with guidance from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and local authorities.

Opera “Semele” to be screened in HCM City

Renowned opera “Semele”, staged by the Zurich Opera House in Switzerland in December 2018, will be screened at Kafnu co-working space in Binh Thanh District, HCMC on March 7.

G4 Ambassadors convey Tet wishes and gender equality message

With the visit to the female football players, the ambassadors stressed the role of gender equality.

Deputy PM holds talks with Swiss Vice President

Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh had talks with Vice President and head of the Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research of Switzerland Guy Parmelin in Geneva on Monday.

WB, Switzerland supports HCM City’s new Bus Rapid Transit corridor

On January 15, the WB and Ministry of Finance signed a financing agreement for a grant worth US$10.5 million to promote integrated urban development and transport connectivity along a new Bus Rapid Transit corridor in HCM City.

Four ways to help transform HCM City into a financial hub

With key financial reforms, Ho Chi Minh City has the potential to follow the model of Tokyo, Shanghai, Mumbai, and other cities which came to global financial prominence.