Embassy of Switzerland - 23 October 2019

Junior Diplomat Initiative France had the honour of visiting the Embassy of Switzerland in France. We heard from Rebekka Benesch, the Head of Legal, Transborder Issues and Communication Section who provided us with an overview of Switzerland’s foreign policy priorities as well as an insight into the current state of Franco-Swiss bilateral relations.

Following the presentation, participants engaged in a lively discussion on various issues ranging from the future of diplomacy in a globalized world, Switzerland’s active promotion of blockchain and cryptocurrencies in the “Crypto-Valley” and how Brexit is currently constraining the development of EU-Swiss relations.

We thank the Embassy of Switzerland for their hospitality and Rebekka Benesch for the interesting insights into her daily work.