by swisscham in Bilateral Relations
On 6 March, the Chinese Ambassador to Switzerland Mr. Geng Wenbing invited Mr. Guy Parmelin, the Swiss Federal Councillor and head of the Department of Defense, Civil Protection and Sports to his official residence. Ambassador Geng said the current Sino-Swiss strategic partnership is at a comprehensive and rapid development stage. The pragmatic cooperation achieved significant results in various fields. He also expressed his willingness to take this opportunity to increase the high-level exchanges and visitsand enhance the mutual understanding and cooperation, in order to promote the development of bilateral relations to a higher level. Mr. Parmelin also stated that Swiss attached great importance to the friendly relationship and collaboration between China and Switzerland. He is willing to strengthen high-level exchanges as well in military reform, technical exchange, personnel training and other fields and make new contribution to Sino-Swiss relations.