Embassy of Switzerland in Argentina
(Virtual) celebrations of our National Day
It is a pleasure to invite you to celebrate with us the national day of our beautiful country. The circumstances we are going through prevent us from holding a traditional celebration; nevertheless, we are pleased to be able to invite you through this platform. The contact with the Swiss community and friends of Switzerland in Argentina is one of our main tasks, and we are pleased to be able to maintain and cultivate these links, even if only electronically. The work of supporting our compatriots and clients, including administrative tasks such as the issuance of passports and visas, continues as usual, always respecting the respective sanitary protocols.
Another essential role of the Embassy is to develop and deepen the bonds between Switzerland and Argentina in all areas, whether political, economic, cultural or social. The exchange of delegations has been temporarily subdued, but activities aimed at supporting our businesses and improving the institutional framework to foster and enhance economic and commercial exchanges continue. The Swiss economic presence in Argentina is very important and constitutes a pillar of our bilateral relations. We are the seventh largest foreign direct investor in the country with a sizeable number of large, medium-sized and small companies. In this context, it is worth mentioning the important work of the Swiss-Argentine Chamber of Commerce, with whom we have a very close collaboration. For its part, the cultural activities had to adapt temporarily to the current circumstances and are unable to deploy its full potential; however, we have successfully strengthened our activities in the social media, as can be seen from the evolution of the four accounts we currently manage.
I hope you will enjoy the activities we propose on this special occasion and wish you a wonderful Swiss national holiday.
Heinrich Schellenberg, Ambassador of Switzerland in Argentina