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Australian-Swiss relationship


Australian-Swiss diplomatic relations

Australia and Switzerland established formal diplomatic relations in 1961. Since that time, the relationship has grown steadily to become one based on shared interests and values and the pursuit of common goals. Australia and Switzerland enjoy a warm and constructive political relationship; strong trade and investment ties; ongoing collaboration in science, education and research; and rich and varied cultural connections. These ties have strengthened over the years and provided many opportunities for innovation, trade and cultural exchange.  Australia and Switzerland also share a joint commitment to universal human rights; open, inclusive and resilient societies; and the rules-based international order.

Celebrating 60 years of diplomatic relations between Australia and Switzerland

In 2021, we celebrate 60 years of diplomatic relations between Australia and Switzerland.

In October 2021, Ambassador Green marked the occasion by hosting a celebration in Bern, bringing together senior representatives from government, business and the diplomatic community in Switzerland.

You can read his remarks here.