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Senior Swiss migration official visits Pakistan to assess Afghan refugee situation (Islamabad, 21-22 October 2021)

27.10.2021 — Local news Pakistan
A Swiss delegation led by Ambassador Vincenzo Mascioli, Director  of International Cooperation at the Swiss State Secretariat for Migration, visited Islamabad from 21-22 October 2021 to hold meetings with high-level Pakistani government officials and international partners. The objective of the visit was to assess the situation of Afghan refugees in Pakistan.

Panel Discussion on the "Role and Influence of Non-Permanent Members of the United Nations Security Council"

06.07.2021 — Local news Pakistan
The Ambassador of Switzerland to Pakistan, Mr. Bénédict de Cerjat, hosted a high-level panel discussion entitled "Role and Influence of Non-Permanent Members of the United Nations Security Council" on July 6 at the Swiss Residence in Islamabad. The panel discussion not only highlighted the positive aspects associated with a non-permanent seat on the Council but also addressed the past, present and future challenges of such a membership.

Pro Helvetia: Let me tell you a story

03.02.2021 — Local news Pakistan
Let Me Tell You A Story invites children from South Asia and Switzerland (age 6 to 9) to share their stories written in response to carefully selected prompts from children's stories.

First Visit of the Ambassador of Switzerland, Mr. Bénédict de Cerjat to Karachi (January 19-22, 2021)

22.01.2021 — Press release Pakistan

Ambassador Bénédict de Cerjat, visited Karachi from 19 to 22 January 2021. The Ambassador paid homage to the founder of Pakistan, Mr. Muhammad Ali Jinnah at his mausoleum. He met the Governor of the State Bank of Pakistan, Dr. Reza Baqir and visited the state-of-the-art State Bank Museum. Being the Patron-in-Chief of the Swiss Business Council (SBC), which was established in 2008 in Karachi and unites 53 companies operating in Pakistan either as a local subsidiary or a partner of a Swiss company, the Ambassador attended its Managing Committee Meeting.

During his meeting at the Karachi Chamber of Commerce & Industry, the Ambassador stressed on the expansion of trade between Switzerland and Pakistan and said that Pakistan can import the excellent textile machinery from Switzerland to improve the quality of product leading to more exports and value addition. The Ambassador also visited the Overseas Investors Chamber of Commerce and Industry (OICCI) where Mr. Abdul Aleem, Chief Executive and Secretary General of the OCCI, gave a comprehensive presentation on the role of the OICCI in promoting foreign direct investment in the country and safeguarding the business interests of its member companies. During the trip, the Ambassador visited the newly acquired manufacturing facility of Novartis Pakistan, which will soon start producing medicines at this site. He concluded his trip by visiting the manufacturing site of SICPA Inks Pakistan (Pvt) Limited, another local subsidiary of a Swiss company.

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