by swisschambei in Bilateral Relations
Assistant State Secretary of Switzerland for Asia and Pacific, Ambassador Heinrich Schellenberg, is visiting China from 7 to 15 March, the first official visit from Switzerland to China in over three years. The programme includes stops in Hong Kong Shanghai and Beijing, meetings with business, culture, academia and government counterparts. On March 13, Ambassador Schellenberg had talks with Ambassador Wang Lutong, Director General of European Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China, on the resumption of in-person strategic dialogues between the two countries, and to prepare future ministerial visits. In Beijing, Ambassador Schellenberg gave a lecture at Tsinghua University on Swiss foreign policy in Asia with China in the spotlight after having a courtesy meeting with Professor Wang Hongwei, Vice President of Tsinghua University.