President of Council of States of Switzerland begins Vietnam visit


President of the Council of States of Switzerland Ivo Bischofberger arrived in Hanoi on March 28 to begin his official visit till March 31 at the invitation of Chairwoman of the National Assembly Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan.

He is scheduled to hold talks with Chairwoman Ngan and have working sessions with the Ministry of Industry and Trade and the Ministry of Education and Training. 

Vietnam and Switzerland established diplomatic relations on October 11, 1971.

Since 1992, Switzerland has provided Vietnam with about 470 million USD in ODA, most of which is non-refundable. 

In 2016, Switzerland had more than 100 projects in Vietnam with a total investment capital of over 2 billion USD, being the fourth largest European investor in Vietnam. 


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