Switzerland’s Ambassador to Barbados Marcus-Alexander Antonietti (left) in talks with Minister of Foreign Affairs, Maxine McClean.??

Ways in which Barbados and Switzerland could strengthen relations were high on the agenda today, when Swiss Ambassador, Markus-Alexander Antonietti, met with Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Maxine McClean, at the Ministry’s Culloden Road headquarters.

The Foreign Minister noted that the two countries had done well in working together through bi-lateral treaties. Ms. McClean also pointed out that Barbados and Switzerland could learn from each other’s "best practices".

Ambassador Antonietti agreed both the countries could benefit from such an exchange of information.?? He also gave an update of the social and economic situation in Switzerland.

The move by the region towards a Caribbean Single Market and Economy was also discussed.??

Barbados and Switzerland established formal diplomatic ties in 1980. The Swiss envoy is based in Caracas, Venezuela.????kmoore@barbados.gov.bb

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