Swiss Foreign Affairs Minister visited Odessa and Kyiv
The Head of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs of Switzerland Ignazio Cassis visited Odessa on October 27 and 28, before going to Kyiv to meet with Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal.
The Swiss Foreign Affairs Minister was welcome by the Head of the Odessa Regional State Administration Serhiy Hrynevetsky and the Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Dmytro Kuleba.
On October 29, Cassis and the Prime Minister of Ukraine launched in Kyiv the preparatory process for the Fifth Ukraine Reform Conference (URC, 2022), which will be held on July 4 and 5, 2022 in Lugano.
The conference will support Ukraine's reform efforts in 2022 with a focus on stability and prosperity, which are also key priorities of Switzerland's Foreign Policy Strategy 2021-2023.Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs
It is worth mentioning that two members of the National Council, Christine Badertscher (member of the Finance and Foreign Policy Committee) and Lars Guggisberg (member of the Finance Committee and President of its FDFA/EAER Subcommittee) accompanied Cassis on his travel to Ukraine.