by swisschambei in Bilateral Relations
Mr. Philippe Praz, the new Consul General of Switzerland, has arrived in Guangzhou to start his tenure. In his welcome remarks, Consul General Philippe Praz emphasized that the relations between Switzerland and China are intense, diversified and expanding rapidly. For him and the entire team, it is a special privilege to facilitate exchanges between Switzerland and the dynamic southern China region, acting as a bridge between the land of the Panda and the land of the St. Bernard. Consul General Philippe Praz was the Director of the Swiss Business Hub Brazil before this posting. On September 14, 2021, Consul General Phillippe Praz inaugurated the opening of the Constructive Alps exhibition, organized by this Consulate General at V Park in Guangzhou. In his opening speech, he stressed that, the idea behind this exhibition was to acknowledge the efforts of architects and building-owners who took into consideration the impacts that construction has on the enviroment. The Consul General pointed out that innovation and sustainability are two of the most important characteristics of Switzerland and are in its DNA. Swiss architects integrate them into their architecture. To meet these environmental challenges, Swiss architects are actively seeking efficient solutions.