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Bilateral relations Switzerland–Micronesia

Relations between Switzerland and Micronesia are marginal. There are no economic ties with this sparsely populated Pacific island state.

Key aspects of relations

Switzerland pursues four main strands of cooperation with all of the Pacific Island states:

  • International Geneva: Switzerland offers all Pacific Island states financial and logistical support to establish a permanent mission to the UN and to the other international organisations in Geneva. A permanent mission provides the small island states with opportunities to voice their concerns and interests to the international community.
  • Multilateral organisations: through organisations such as the Asian Development Bank, the Green Climate Fund and others, the Pacific region indirectly benefits from Swiss funding, particularly in the area of climate change.
  • Specific projects in the areas of human security, human rights and humanitarian aid: Switzerland operates a humanitarian aid centre in Bangkok capable of providing emergency assistance to the Pacific states in the event of natural disasters such as cyclones.
  • Small-scale projects through the Swiss embassies in Wellington, Canberra and Manila.

The Swiss embassy in Manila is responsible for diplomatic relations, which are limited to sporadic contacts in an international context.

Tourism in Micronesia 

Official website of the government of the Federated States of Micronesia

Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP)

Cooperation in education, research and innovation

Researchers who are citizens of Micronesia are eligible to apply for Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships.

Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships for Foreign Scholars and Artists, SERI

Swiss citizens in Micronesia

In 2021, one Swiss national was living in Micronesia.

History of bilateral relations

The universality of Switzerland’s foreign policy led it to establish diplomatic relations with Micronesia in 2003.

Micronesia, Historical Dictionary of Switzerland (de, fr, it)

Last update 26.01.2022

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