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August 02, 2022

Switzerland’s foreign policy strategy seeks to further advance ties with India. Explain (200 Words)

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·        India is a priority for Switzerland. This is emphasised in Switzerland’s foreign policy strategy that seeks to further advance ties with India.

·        Switzerland intends to further deepen its innovation cooperation with India. With over 330 Swiss companies, Switzerland is the 12th largest investor in India.

·        About 100 Swiss companies manufacture locally and support the Make in India initiative.

·        Trade talks between Switzerland (European Free Trade Association EFTA) and India are high on the priority list.

·        Digitalisation is emerging as a relatively new area of engagement with enormous potential for Switzerland and India.

·        Switzerland plays a leading role in researching new technologies and is home to many innovative and world-leading technology companies.

·        As one of the most innovative countries of the world, Switzerland seeks to engage with India, the leader of the Industry 4.0 revolution, in areas ranging from digital governance to digital self-determination.

·        In the Security Council, Switzerland will do everything possible to ensure sustainable peace. Switzerland is a truly peace-loving country that has contributed significantly to peacebuilding, conflict prevention and mediation.

·        Switzerland desires effective UN institutions. India has been advocating for a reform of the Security Council.

·        Switzerland’s fourth priority in 2023 and 2024 will be to contribute to improving the United Nations Security Council’s effectiveness towards greater transparency and accountability.



Aravind R 13 days

Kindly review this mam/sir

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Ananta Kumar Muduli 15 days

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Varon 16 days

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Meenu Vijayan 16 days

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