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Switzerland
Swiss Confederation

Overview

  • Establishment of Diplomatic Relations : February 11, 1963
  • Bilateral Trade (2018)
    • Exports : $ 497 million (Automobile, Watches, Other Plastic Products)
    • Imports : $ 3,040 million (Watches, Medicines)
  • Bilateral Investments(~2018.12)
    • ROK's Investment in Switzerland: $740 million
    • Switzerland's Investment in the ROK: $2,920 million
  • Number of Koreans living in Switzerland(2018) : 2,819
  • High-level Exchanges
    • From the ROK to Switzerland
      • 1999   JuneMinister of Science and Technology Seo Jung-wook
      • 2000   JuneMinister for Trade Han Duck-soo
      • 2001   NovemberGovernor of Jeollanam Province Huh Kyung-man
      • 2002   MayMinister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Choi Sung-hong
      • 2003   MayMinister of Science and Technology Park Ho-goon
      • 2005   JanuaryMinister of Unification Chung Dong-young
      • 2006   JanuaryMinister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Ban Ki-moon, Minister of Information and Communication Jin Dae-jeh, Mayor of Seoul Lee Myung-bak
      • 2006   JuneMinister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Ban Ki-moon
      • 2008   MayVice Minister of Education, Science, and Technology Park Jonggu
      • 2009   JanuaryPrime Minister Han Seung-soo, Minister for Trade Kim Jong-hoon,Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Kwon Jong-rak
      • 2010   JanuaryPresident Lee Myung-bak, Minister for Trade Kim Jong-hoon
      • 2011   JanuaryMinister for Trade Kim Jong-hoon
      • 2011   MayMinister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Kim Sung-hwan
      • 2012   JanuaryMinister for Trade, Bark Tae-ho
      • 2013   JanuaryPresidential Envoy Lee In-je, Minister for Trade Bark Tae-ho
      • 2014   JanuaryPresident Park Geun-Hye
      • 2016   AprilVice Minister of Foreign Affairs Lim Sung-nam
    • From Switzerland to the ROK
      • 1999   FebruaryMinister of Economy, Pascal Couchepin
      • 1999   JuneMinister of National Defense, Civil Defense and Sports, Adolf Ogi
      • 2001   FebruarySecretary of State for Science and Research, Charles Kleiber
      • 2003   MayMinister of Foreign Affairs, Micheline Calmy-Rey
      • 2003   NovemberMinister for Economy, Joseph Deiss
      • 2006   MarchMinister of Defense, Samuel Schmid
      • 2009   OctoberVice President, Doris Leuthard
      • 2011   JulyMinister of Defence, Civil Protection and Sport, Ueli Maurer
      • 2011   SeptemberState Secretary for Foreign Affairs, Peter Maurer
      • 2012   MarchFederal Councillor, Head the department of Foreign Affairs Burkhalter (Nuclear Security Summit)
      • 2013   JulyFederal Councillor, Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research, Schneider-Ammann
      • 2014   DecemberState Secretary for Foreign Affairs, Yves Rossier
      • 2015   JulyMinster of Environment, Transport, Energy and Communication, Doris Leuthard
      • 2016   JulyPresident, Johann Schneider-Ammann
      • 2017   AprilHead of Swiss-Korea Parliamentary group, C. Wasserfallen
      • 2018   FebruaryPresident, Alain Berset
      • 2018   MarchSate Secretary for Foreign Affairs, Pascale Baeriswyl
      • 2019   MaySate Secretary for Foreign Affairs, Pascale Baeriswyl

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