UN Climate Conference in Poland

President Alain Berset and Federal Councillor Doris Leuthard will attend the UN climate conference being held in Katowice, Poland, from 3 to 14 December.

Presidential visit in Romania

On Thursday, 1 November, President Berset paid a visit to Romania. The visit follows the tradition of establishing contact with the holder of the next EU Council presidency.

73. United Nations General Assembly

President Alain Berset calls for stronger international cooperation in New York.
Besuch in Kenia

Official visit to Kenya

On 8 July 2018, Swiss president Alain Berset travelled to Kenya for a two-day official visit aimed at expanding relations between the two countries.
Staatsbesuch Libanon 2018

State visit in Lebanon

On Monday in Beirut, President Alain Berset expressed Switzerland’s solidarity with Lebanon, which has been severely affected by the Syrian crisis.

Visit by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani

During the official visit by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani to Bern, Switzerland and Iran reaffirmed their support for the Road Map agreed in 2016.

Visit by Pope Francis to Switzerland

Pope Francis will be arriving in Switzerland on 21 June. He will be met on the part of the Swiss government by President Alain Berset and Federal Councillors Doris Leuthard and Ignazio Cassis.

Presidential visit in Latvia

On the 14 May, President Alain Berset was received in Latvia for a state visit. The Baltic republic is celebrating the centenary of its independence this year.

State visit by German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier

President Alain Berset will receive Germany’s head of state on Wednesday 25 April.

Official visit in Japan

President Alain Berset held an official meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. In addition to bilateral relations the talks covered a wide range of international issues.