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Ministry of foreign affairs and european integration of the republic of Moldova

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Bilateral relations

Diplomatic relations

The Republic of Moldova and the Swiss Confederation established diplomatic relations on 02 September 1992.

Representation

Mr. Tudor Ulianovschi is the current Ambassador of the Republic of Moldova to the Swiss Confederation.

Current Ambassador of the Swiss Confederation to the Republic of Moldova, Mr. Guillaume Scheurer, took up his post on 3 March 2016.

ADDRESS: 01015 Kiev, str. Kozyatynska, 12
TEL.: (+38044) 281-61-28
FAX: (+38044) 280-14-48

Bilateral visits

To the Republic of Moldova

To the Swiss Confederation

Bilateral Agreements between the Republic of Moldova and the Swiss Confederation

Economic relations

Exports: in 2015, exports from the Republic of Moldova to the Swiss Confederation amounted to 35,4 mil. USD, in decrease with 28,2% against 2014. According to the official data, the Swiss Confederation is the 12th partner of the Republic of Moldova in the field of exports.

Import: in 2015 imports from the Swiss Confederation summed up to 32,1 mil. USD, as well in decrease with 24,2% compared to 2014. Switzerland ranks 21 among trading partners of the Republic of Moldova on imports.

Total trade volume between the Republic of Moldova and Switzerland in year 2015 (exports and imports) – 67,5 mil. USD. The trade balance in 2015 has been of 3,3 mil. USD.

Technical assistance

Swiss Assistance to the Republic of Moldova has been offered since 2000 via the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation SDC (www.eda.admin.ch/sdc). In 2000, the Government of Switzerland opened a permanent office in the Republic of Moldova. At an early stage of cooperation, the Swiss support focused on humanitarian aid for disadvantaged groups and rehabilitation of social institutions.

Since 2005, SDC has provided technical assistance through long-term programs and projects in the fields of water, sanitation and health. On 8th of April 2014, was adopted the new Swiss Cooperation Strategy for the Republic of Moldova (2014-2017), which contains a new area of intervention: migration and development.

On 12 February 2016, the Swiss Agency for Cooperation and Development, in partnership with the Office for Relations with Diaspora (BRD ) of the State Chancellery and the International Organization for Migration (IOM ) launched the Diaspora Engagement Hub – a program that offers 39 grants worth 125 000 Swiss francs for projects to support the diaspora and attracting human capital.