The Swiss delegation visited Azerbaijan, Armenia and Georgia with an aim to get familiarized with the Swiss-funded projects in the region. The delegation was joined by the regional director of cooperation, Danielle Meuwly, and by Ambassador Heidi Grau - in Georgia, by Ambassador Lukas Rosenkranz - in Armenia, and by Alexander Hoffet, chargé d'affaires, in Azerbaijan. The members of the Advisory Commission as well as the SDC head also met with key stakeholders and had an opportunity to have direct exchanges with project beneficiaries. Specifically, the delegation got acquainted with the projects falling under the Governance and Peace, Economic Development and Employment, and Environment and Climate Change portfolios.
H.E. Patricia Danzi paid a courtesy visit to Levan Davitashvili, vice-prime minister, minister of economy and sustainable development of Georgia. The focus of the meeting was the Swiss cooperation and all areas of Swiss engagement in Georgia.
Swiss engagement in the South Caucasus dates back to 1988 and has expanded ever since through strong bilateral interventions in Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia. The overall Swiss investment in development cooperation in the region has so far amounted to CHF 200 million.