A fruitful visit by the President of the Federation, Ignacio Cassis, to London. Switzerland and the United Kingdom, two countries outside the European Union, are working on an ambitious free trade agreement.
This content was published on Apr 28, 2022 – 9:44 PM
The agreement, which will also include services and benefits, aims to boost both economies and “show the world what is possible between two similar and innovative democracies,” outlines a note from British authorities.
Until Britain’s exit from the European Union, relations between the two countries were largely based on bilateral agreements with the European Union. Since Brexit, a separate trade agreement has been concluded between Switzerland and the United Kingdom.
In addition to Prime Minister Johnson, President Cassese also met with Secretary of State Elizabeth Truss. He was also received by Queen Elizabeth II.
The Queen, after her 96th birthday spent on April 21 at Sandringham country house, in English Norfolk, reappeared at Windsor Castle for the first in-person institutional reception in two weeks.
Elisabetta – who has been forced by doctors since last October and left exhausted in February also by a Covid infection – welcomed Cassis and his wife, Paula, into the castle’s oak room.
The United Kingdom is present at the Ukrainian Conference in Lugano
In an interview with CSR, Cassis noted that during the talks “Boris Johnson pledged to attend personally or with a high-ranking delegation at the” Conference on Reforms of Ukraine “in Lugano, which in the meantime we decided to rename the Conference on Recovery of Ukraine, the Conference on Reconstruction of Ukraine “.
The 5th edition of the Congress (Urc2022) will be hosted by the Ticino locality on July 4-5, which is a summit jointly organized with the Kyiv authorities.
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