Bilateral relations Switzerland–São Tomé and Príncipe

Switzerland and São Tomé and Príncipe enjoy good but low-key relations.

Key aspects of diplomatic relations

Switzerland has set out a strategy for sub-Saharan Africa for 2021–24.

Diplomatic relations with São Tomé and Príncipe are handled by the Swiss embassy in Luanda (Angola), while consular affairs are handled by the embassy in Kinshasa (Democratic Republic of the Congo). However, São Tomé and Príncipe does not currently have an embassy or consulate in Switzerland.

Sub-Saharan Africa Strategy 2021–24 (PDF, 48 Pages, 3.1 MB, English)

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Cooperation in education, research and innovation

Researchers from São Tomé and Príncipe can apply to the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI) for Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships.

Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships for Foreign Scholars and Artists (SERI)

Swiss citizens in São Tomé and Príncipe

According to statistics on the Swiss abroad, at the end of 2020, no Swiss citizens were living in São Tomé and Príncipe and only one Santomean citizen was living in Switzerland. 

History of bilateral relations

Between 2002 and 2011, the Waldhaus am See Foundation of the surgeon Gian Meyer was active in São Tomé and Príncipe, in particular in the fields of education, basic health care and ophthalmology.

Diplomatic documents of Switzerland, Dodis

Last update 26.01.2022


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