Switzerland and Japan sign a Memorandum for intensified cooperation and a bilateral political dialogue

Bern, Press release, 05.07.2010

Today, July 5 2010, the State Secretary of Foreign Affairs, Peter Maurer, and the Ambassador of Japan to Switzerland, Ichiro Komatsu, have signed a Memorandum on establishing a framework for intensified cooperation between the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs of the Swiss Confederation and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan.

This memorandum reinforces bilateral cooperation in various fields and structures the political dialogue between Switzerland and Japan inaugurated a year ago by the two Ministries of Foreign Affairs. The scope of the memorandum includes a number of areas of cooperation from a global perspective such as democracy and law, reforming international institutions, promoting disarmament and non-proliferation and enhancing human security. The political dialogue consists of a review of regional and multilateral issues, as well as developments in the bilateral relations and examines further areas of cooperation, in particular within multilateral fora.  

The signature takes place in the context of the excellent relations that Japan and Switzerland enjoy and which were highlighted last year by the entering into force of a free-trade and economic partnership agreement.

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