Switzerland’s Council of States President begins Vietnam visit

President of the Council of States of Switzerland Ivo Bischofberger arrived in Hanoi on Tuesday for his official visit. He is scheduled to hold talks with Chairwoman of the National Assembly Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan and have working sessions with the Ministry of Industry and Trade and the Ministry of Education and Training.

Vietnam and Switzerland established diplomatic relations on October 11, 1971. Since 1992, Switzerland has provided Vietnam with 470 million USD in Official Development Assistance, most of which is non-refundable. As of 2016, Switzerland had more than 100 projects in Vietnam with a total investment capital of over 2 billion USD, being the fourth largest European investor in Vietnam.

Source: VOV5