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The Conference will culminate in a High-Level Segment on September 28-29, 2017, hosted by the President of Switzerland, entitled "Making mercury history," and will be preceded on September 23-24, 2017, by preparatory meetings, including regional and ...
Accordingly, the Swiss President and the foreign minister must make human rights and democracy a meaningful part of their respective visits' programs, and make sure to put key human rights cases on the agenda.

Swiss President Johann Schneider-Ammann visited Tehran last February, meeting with Leader of Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei and President Hassan Rouhani.
Swiss President Schneider-Ammann speaks with Indian Prime Minister Modi during a bilateral meeting in Geneva. Image credit: Reuters.
Swiss President Doris Leuthard has joined politicians from around the world in paying tribute to former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl who has died at the age of 87.
The President of Switzerland's central bank has said that its ultra-loose monetary policy remains 'absolutely necessary' after it announced its commitment to keeping interest rates in negative territory on Thursday.

Swiss President Doris Leuthard hinted that, after rejecting previous moves to lift the ban, the Federal Council may be in favour of it this time.
Former Swiss President and current Foreign Minister Didier Burkhalter says he will resign as the Alpine country's top diplomat later this year because he wants a change of career and more of a personal life.
So, InnoFashion 2017, an event that celebrates fashion, design and textile innovation in China and Switzerland, was recently held at the Swiss embassy in Beijing to coincide with Swiss President Doris Leuthard's visit to China. The event showcased ...
Ukraine's president Petro Poroshenko on Wednesday discussed with Head of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs of Switzerland Didier Burkhalter future cooperation and situation in Donbas, the press service of the head of state said.
Indeed, the United Nations secretary general's high-level panel led by a former Swiss President last year submitted a bold report to ensure that patents for life-saving drugs are only awarded for "genuine innovation".
The Swiss President Doris Leuthard tweeted her support for Manchester after the attack two weeks ago, saying it was "appalling" that the target was people enjoying a night out at a concert.
A disciplinary commission, headed by IOC member Denis Oswald, has been given a mandate to re-examine samples collected from Russian Athletes in the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, while an inquiry commission, chaired by former Swiss President Samuel ...
Swiss President Doris Leuthard says she regrets the United States' decision, announced by President Trump, to pull out of the Paris climate change agreement.
By Interfax-Ukraine. Published May 30. Updated May 30 at 9:57 pm. European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker during a press conference after meeting with Swiss President at the European Commission in Brussels on April 6, 2017. Photo by ...
Doris Leuthard, president of the Swiss Confederation, has sent a congratulatory letter to Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev. "The celebration of the National Day of the Republic of Azerbaijan is a most welcome opportunity for me to extend to Your ...
"The Swiss population has said 'no' to the construction of new nuclear power plants and yes to the development of renewable energy," said Regula Rytz, President of Switzerland's Green party, in a report from BBC. "The conditions have also been set ...

Okonjo-Iweala said many people do not know the President of Switzerland, but investors and individuals from all over the world trust the Swiss with their monies because the nation had built institutions bigger than the president.
But, according to the President of Switzerland's Green party, Regula Rytz, the vote was a "moment of historic change", BBC reported.
The vote was hailed by the President of Switzerland's Green party, Regula Rytz, describing it as a "moment of historic change".
Okonjo-Iweala said many people do not know the President of Switzerland, but noted that investors and individuals from all over the world trust the Swiss with their monies because the nation had built institutions bigger than the President.
The Swiss President Doris Leuthard has expressed her "heartfelt condolences" after the attack on a concert in the northern English city of Manchester that killed at least 22 and injured many more.
Energy Minister and Swiss President Doris Leuthard could pretty much sell anything right now. When spotted at Bern train station on a recent Friday evening among tired-looking commuters, she stood out from the crowd not because of her notoriety but ...
Switzerland has voted to phase out nuclear power in favour of renewable energy. More than 58% backed the move towards greener power sources in a referendum on Sunday.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani speaks with media in a joint press conference with Swiss President Johann Schneider after their meeting at the Saadabad Palace in Tehran, Iran, Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016.
It promises to be a truly global event: Chinese President Xi Jinping will participate along with Swiss President Doris Leutard and other heads of state.
On the occasion of Swiss President Doris Leuthard visiting China for the Belt and Road Forum, the Embassy of Switzerland held an event, InnoFashion 2017: Creativity and New Technologies in the textile Industry on May 15 in Beijing.
A new high speed, large capacity electric train that will carry passengers through the new Gotthard Base Tunnel from 2019 was unveiled by manufacturer Stadler Rail on Thursday.
China's capital markets remain restricted to foreigners, but Switzerland is launching a promising bid to help further open up the country to western participation, Swiss diplomat Joerg Gasser tells finews.
Switzerland's Energy strategy 2050 was devised following the Fukushima nuclear disaster in 2011 and is spearheaded by energy minister and current Swiss President Doris Leuthard. It mirrors similar efforts elsewhere in Europe to phase out nuclear power ...
(170515) -- Beijing, May 15, 2017 (Xinhua) -- Swiss President Doris Leuthard speaks at the Leaders' Roundtable Summit of the Belt and Road Forum (BRF) for International Cooperation at Yanqi Lake International Convention Center in Beijing, capital ...
Jakarta. President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo and Tsinghua University president Qiu Yong discussed opportunities to increase cooperation in the technology sector during the president's two-day visit to Beijing, China, on Sunday (14/05).
Spearheaded by Swiss President and energy minister Doris Leuthard and drawn up partly in reaction to the 2011 nuclear reactor disaster in Fukushima, Japan, the energy strategy 2050 aims to gradually withdraw Switzerland from nuclear power and increase ...
In addition to discussing energy and free trade during her visit to Beijing this weekend, Swiss President Doris Leuthard officially represented her country at the first international forum for a billion-dollar international Chinese trade initiative ...
Beijing, May 13 (Xinhua) -- The Belt and Road Initiative has become a trending topic recently as about a score of world leaders have arrived in Beijing to attend an unprecedented forum where countries are to discuss cooperation under the framework of ...
Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) meets with Swiss President Doris Leuthard, who is here to attend the Belt and Road Forum (BRF) for International Cooperation, in Beijing, capital of China, May 13, 2017.
(FILES) This file photo taken on April 06, 2017 shows European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker during a press conference after meeting with Swiss President at the European Commission in Brussels on April 6, 2017. European Commission ...
Chinese President Xi Jinping on Saturday urged the launch of negotiations with Switzerland on the upgrading of the bilateral free trade agreement at an early date.
Amb. de Dardel: Swiss President Doris Leuthard was invited to attend the Belt and Road Forum by Chinese President Xi Jinping during his state visit to Switzerland in January.
"[We] are looking forward to learning more about their proposals," the nimble-minded Swiss President of the newly rebranded Global Association of International sports Federations (GAISF) is quoted as saying in the recent IOC news release regarding the ...
Swiss President Doris Leuthard congratulated her new French counterpart on twitter, saying: "Switzerland and France are linked by a common language and by the shared values of freedom and democracy.
During her discussions with the Pope and with Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher, the Vatican's Secretary for Relations with States, the parties expressed a desire to strengthen Church-state collaboration, according to the Holy See Press Office.
Pope Francis stands following a meeting with President of Switzerland Doris Leuthard at the Vatican May 6, 2017. Reuters/Andreas Solaro/Pool.
Swiss President Doris Leuthard speaks during an interview with Xinhua in Bern, Switzerland, on Jan. 12, 2017. She is expected to attend the Belt and Road forum for international cooperation in Beijing on May 14-15.
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis received the President of the Swiss Confederation, Doris Leuthard, on Saturday morning in the Apostolic Palace at the Vatican.
Swiss President Doris Leuthard has held talks with Italy's Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni covering a broad range of issues, including bilateral, European and international issues.
As part of the Sino-Swiss Low carbon Cities Project, the project in Chengdu was launched in April last year following the signing of the founding memorandum of understanding witnessed by Chinese President Xi Jinping and Swiss President Johann ...
To address the systematic manipulation of the anti-doping system in Russia as revealed by Prof. McLaren, the respective Disciplinary Commission chaired by the former President of Switzerland, Mr Samuel Schmid, is following up his findings as necessary.
LN writes that dozens of heads of state from Asia, along with Russian president Vladimir Putin and Swiss President Doris Leuthard will take part in the economic conference, which is the Chinese answer to globalisation.
He welcomed Iran's Chamber vice president's suggestions on trade with Eurasia, and expressed his country's interest in trade with the region.


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