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Switzerland
Swiss Confederation

Overview

  • Establishment of Diplomatic Relations : February 11, 1963
  • Bilateral Trade (2019)
    • Exports : $ 589 million (Automobile, Watches, Other Plastic Products)
    • Imports : $ 2,980 million (Watches, Medicines)
  • Bilateral Investments(~2019.12)
    • ROK's Investment in Switzerland: $840 million
    • Switzerland's Investment in the ROK: $3,100 million
  • Number of Koreans living in Switzerland(2019) : 3,936
  • High-level Exchanges
    • From the ROK to Switzerland
      • 1999   June  Minister of Science and Technology Seo Jung-wook
      • 2000   June  Minister for Trade Han Duck-soo
      • 2001   November  Governor of Jeollanam Province Huh Kyung-man
      • 2002   May  Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Choi Sung-hong
      • 2003   May  Minister of Science and Technology Park Ho-goon
      • 2005   January  Minister of Unification Chung Dong-young
      • 2006   January  Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Ban Ki-moon, Minister of Information and Communication Jin Dae-jeh, Mayor of Seoul Lee Myung-bak
      • 2006   June  Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Ban Ki-moon
      • 2008   May  Vice Minister of Education, Science, and Technology Park Jonggu
      • 2009   January  Prime Minister Han Seung-soo, Minister for Trade Kim Jong-hoon,Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Kwon Jong-rak
      • 2010   January  President Lee Myung-bak, Minister for Trade Kim Jong-hoon
      • 2011   January  Minister for Trade Kim Jong-hoon
      • 2011   May  Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Kim Sung-hwan
      • 2012   January  Minister for Trade, Bark Tae-ho
      • 2013   January  Presidential Envoy Lee In-je, Minister for Trade Bark Tae-ho
      • 2014   January  President Park Geun-Hye
      • 2016   April  Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Lim Sung-nam
      • 2019 May  President of the Korea-Swiss Parliamentary Friendship Group Joo Hoyoung
    • From Switzerland to the ROK
      • 1999   February  Minister of Economy, Pascal Couchepin
      • 1999   June  Minister of National Defense, Civil Defense and Sports, Adolf Ogi
      • 2001   February  Secretary of State for Science and Research, Charles Kleiber
      • 2003   May  Minister of Foreign Affairs, Micheline Calmy-Rey
      • 2003   November  Minister for Economy, Joseph Deiss
      • 2006   March  Minister of Defense, Samuel Schmid
      • 2009   October  Vice President, Doris Leuthard
      • 2011   July  Minister of Defence, Civil Protection and Sport, Ueli Maurer
      • 2011   September  State Secretary for Foreign Affairs, Peter Maurer
      • 2012   March  Federal Councillor, Head the department of Foreign Affairs Burkhalter (Nuclear Security Summit)
      • 2013   July  Federal Councillor, Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research, Schneider-Ammann
      • 2014   December  State Secretary for Foreign Affairs, Yves Rossier
      • 2015   July  Minster of Environment, Transport, Energy and Communication, Doris Leuthard
      • 2016   July  President, Johann Schneider-Ammann
      • 2017   April  President of Swiss-Korea National Assembly Member Friendship Association, C. Wasserfallen
      • 2018   February  President, Alain Berset
      • 2018   March  State Secretary for Foreign Affairs, Pascale Baeriswyl
      • 2019   May  State Secretary for Foreign Affairs, Pascale Baeriswyl

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