Embassy of Switzerland in Caracas
Wishes of the Ambassador for the National Day
Dear Swiss citizens, dear friends of Switzerland
For the second year in a row, we cannot celebrate our National Day with a great festivity in the garden. Let us take this opportunity and gather virtually. We have prepared a variety of content for you here. We look forward to your contributions, be it here or on our Facebook page.
We have been challenged again last year. The pandemic was omnipresent, but also the volcanic eruption on the island of St. Vincent directly affected some of us. However, in these challenging times we also experienced typical Swiss qualities: standing together, looking out for each other and supporting each other.
Exactly these qualities of Switzerland are the ones we want to show in our video. It is not a typical 1st of August speech – because if we cannot see each other on our National Day , I at least did not want to do the greeting alone. I met Zorybel García and Luis Bogado, the founders of Manzanoarte. You cannot imagine better ambassadors for Switzerland.
What the two have come to know in Switzerland: the commitment to the environment and to the community, solidarity and humanity, they apply in their projects. Giving children support and a perspective at a time when schools are closed. In addition, they give us Swiss a lovely advice. However, take a look for yourself!
The Embassy team and I as Swiss Ambassador join Zorybel and Luis in wishing you all a wonderful 1st of August.
Ambassador of Switzerland