by swisscham in Bilateral Relations
On 19 August, the Chinese Ambassador in Switzerland Ms. Xu Jinghu held a reception for the delegation that participated at the first meeting of the Joint Committee of the Sino-Swiss Free Trade Zone. The delegations were led by Mr. Yao Wenliang, Deputy Director of the International Department of MOFCOM and Mr. Chritian Etter, Swiss Government Delegate for Trade Agreements. Ambassador Xu said the Sino-Swiss FTA is an important milestone in the development of bilateral relations between China and Switzerland. Ambassador Etter expressed that China is one of Switzerland’s most important trade partner. The FTA has is improving the mutual market exchange and legal protection of both Swiss and Chinese goods and services, greatly promoting the pragmatic cooperation in multiple areas such as bilateral trade and investment.