South Africa – Switzerland Relations

9 March 2023

Deputy Minister Alvin Botes met with the State Secretary of Switzerland Ms Livia Leu at the tenth meeting of South Africa- Switzerland High-Level Consultation at OR Tambo building, Pretoria.

The two countries meet annually at the level of Deputy Minister and State Secretary of the Respective Foreign Ministries within the framework of the High-Level Consultation (HLC).
The last meeting was held on 16 November 2018 in Geneva, Switzerland. The purpose of the HLC (established in 2008) is to take stock of relations and progress made since the last sitting as well as to identify new areas of cooperation.

Switzerland is the 7th largest foreign investor in South Africa with approximately 100 companies and subsidiaries or production facilities in the country, sustaining an estimated 70,000 jobs.


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