by swisscham in Bilateral Relations
On 28 October, Chinese Ambassador H.E. Geng Wenbing paid a visit to the new President of government and Director of financial department of the canton of Bern Ms. Beatrice Simon. President Simon warmly welcomed Ambassador Geng and said that as the seat of Swiss Federal Government, Bern has always been committed to developing good relations with China. In April this year, Switzerland and China established an innovative strategic partnership and Bern is facing better developing opportunities of pragmatic cooperation with China in all areas. Ambassador Geng said that as the strategic partnership between China and Switzerland was deepened, more and more Chinese enterprises and tourists are willing to come to Switzerland and Bern for investment and tourism. The bilateral relations and the development of both sides are more substantial and more profound. The Chinese Embassy in Switzerland would like to actively support the friendly relations and cooperation between Bern and Shanxi, Shenzhen, and make joint efforts to push forward the relations between China and Bern as well as the relations between China and Switzerland.