The President of the Swiss Confederation, Didier Burkhalter, will visit Germany and Estonia on Monday

Bern, Press release, 22.08.2014

Mr Didier Burkhalter will travel to Berlin and Tallinn on Monday at the invitation of the German and Estonian foreign affairs ministers, Mr Frank-Walter Steinmeier and Mr Urmas Paet. He will address the ambassadors from these two countries. The day’s agenda will also include breakfast with Mr Steinmeier followed by meetings with the Estonian minister of foreign affairs and Prime Minister Taavi Roivas.

Switzerland's OSCE Chairmanship and the organisation's efforts in the conflict in Ukraine will be the focus of discussions with the German ambassadors and minister. In Tallinn, Mr Burkhalter and Mr Paet will sign a protocol aimed at revising the double taxation agreement between Switzerland and Estonia. The meetings with the prime minister and the foreign affairs minister will focus on Switzerland's OSCE Chairmanship and bilateral relations between the two countries.

Further information:

Bilateral relations between Switzerland and Germany
Bilateral relations between Switzerland and Estonia
Switzerland chairs the OSCE in 2014

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