Switzerland and Qatar established diplomatic relations in 1973. Qatar is an important economic partner and a substantial investor in Switzerland.
Bilateral relations Switzerland–Qatar
Key aspects of diplomatic relations
Relations between Switzerland and the State of Qatar have been strengthened in recent years, in particular in the areas of trade, services, Swiss high-tech products and expertise, as well as research and education.
Swiss nationals in Qatar
The Swiss community in Qatar counts 272 people (2018).
History of bilateral relations
Shortly after Qatar gained independence in 1973, the Federal Council decided to establish diplomatic relations. In 2013, Switzerland opened an embassy in Doha; that same year, Qatar opened an embassy in Bern.