Federal Councillor Viola Amherd meets UK Defence Secretary Ben Wallace to sign declaration of intent on security policy

Local news, 24.04.2023

On Thursday 20 April Federal Councillor Viola Amherd visited London for a meeting with her counterpart in the UK, Secretary of State for Defence Ben Wallace MP.

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The Swiss Defence Minister, Federal Councillor Viola Amherd and the Rt Hon Ben Wallace MP, Secretary of State for Defence © MoD

Their discussion focused on the security situation in Europe and the strengthening of co-operation between Switzerland and the UK in this area.

At the meeting, Ms Amherd and Mr Wallace also signed a declaration of intent to strengthen cooperation between Switzerland and the United Kingdom in areas such as military training and the technology sector. This declaration will provide an institutional framework for the partnership and formalise dialogue between Switzerland and the UK on new security trends, threats and solutions.