During this extraordinary meeting on security issues, the federal authorities and the Genevan cantonal authorities analysed the overall security situation in Geneva. It was pointed out that diplomats are inhabitants of the canton just like other citizens of the Canton Geneva.
The group met at the joint request of the Confederation and of the Canton Geneva. The group stressed the importance that the Confederation and the Canton attached to the security situation in Geneva and the need to pay particular attention to this issue.
The Confederation-Canton Geneva Permanent Joint Group on the Priorities of International Geneva (GPC) is a joint decision-making body of the Federal and cantonal host state authorities in which initiatives regarding International Geneva are discussed and implemented. Its meetings aim in particular to examine and to decide on strategies for the coming years and to analyse the best ways of consolidating the position of International Geneva in a context of increasing competition between the host states.
Raphael Saborit, spokesman FDFA, +41 79 335 76 14
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