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December 8, 2022

President of the Swiss Confederation postpones visit to Romania

The president of the Swiss Confederation, Ignazio Cassis, postponed the official visit he was supposed to make, on Thursday, to Romania, according to the Swiss Embassy in Bucharest.

“The President of Switzerland, Ignazio Cassis, had to briefly postpone his trip to Romania scheduled for November 3 due to unforeseen reasons that cannot be postponed related to his agenda. He expresses his deep regret. President Ignazio Cassis and President Klaus Iohannis will try to jointly find an alternative date to recover the planned meetings and to further deepen the good bilateral relations between the two countries at the highest level,” the Swiss Embassy in Romania wrote on Facebook.

According to the diplomatic mission, the signing of the Romanian-Swiss framework agreement through which the second financial installment for reducing economic and social disparities within the EU was to be operationalized should also take place in the near future.

“Through this second Swiss contribution for certain EU member states, Switzerland is investing in security, stability and prosperity in Europe. Under the agreement, Switzerland will provide 221.5 million Swiss francs to finance various projects in Romania until 2029. Experts from both countries will participate in the implementation of the programme, which focuses on social inclusion, economic development, strengthening the judicial system and promoting energy efficiency and sustainability,” the Embassy of Switzerland in Romania said.

The President of the Swiss Confederation was to have meetings with President Klaus Iohannis, Prime Minister Nicolae Ciuca, the Presidents of the Chamber of Deputies and the Senate and the Custodian of the Crown, Margareta, and Prince Radu.

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