The President of the Confederation, Micheline Calmy-Rey, to travel to Vienna

Bern, Press release, 05.04.2011

On Monday 11 April 2011, the President of the Confederation, Micheline Calmy-Rey, will travel to Vienna for official talks. She will be received with military honours by the Austrian Federal President, Heinz Fischer, and in the afternoon she will meet the Federal Chancellor, Werner Faymann. The talks will focus on bilateral relations, Swiss-EU relations and current regional and international issues of common interest.

The President of the Confederation will also take the opportunity presented by her visit to Vienna to meet the Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Mr Yukiya Amano. Relations between Switzerland and Austria have traditionally been close for decades and include intensive economic exchanges based among other things on more than 80 bilateral treaties, covering almost all areas of state activity.  

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