Traditional Inaugural Visit of the Swiss Head of State to Vienna: Deepening bilateral relations between Switzerland and Austria

PeoplePoliticians ♦ Published: April 10, 2024; 19:31 ♦ (Vindobona)

Swiss President Viola Amherd met with her Austrian counterpart Alexander Van der Bellen. During geopolitical uncertainty and European challenges, the bilateral talks focused on European security policy, relations with the EU, and the planned Ukraine peace conference.

The President of the Swiss Confederation, Viola Amherd (l.), with Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen (r.). / Picture: © Österreichische Präsidentschaftskanzlei / Peter Lechner/HBF

In Vienna, the traditional inaugural visit of the Swiss head of state took place three months late, but was as extensive as ever. Swiss President Viola Amherd and her Austrian counterpart Alexander Van der Bellen used this opportunity to discuss a number of important topics, ranging from European security policy and relations with the EU to support for Ukraine.

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