Embassy of Switzerland in Kuwait
The Ambassador of Switzerland commomerates the Swiss National Day in Kuwait
This year we are celebrating seven hundred and thirty years of the founding of the Swiss Confederation.
In twelve hundred and ninety one, three cantons united themselves against the foreign presence in our country. According to the German writer Schiller, the hero of the founding was Wilhelm Tell, who hit with an arrow the apple placed by the foreign governor on the head of his son.
The relations between Switzerland and Kuwait are excellent. Bilateral visits are very frequent.
The goal of my mission is to improve even more our relations, with special attention to the commercial exchange. A large number of Swiss Companies are present in Kuwait, especially in the food, pharma and electro technical field.
I was impressed by the high level of education of Kuwaiti youth, in this light Swiss Universities offer many possibilities of formation. It is important to support the transmission of knowledge. We must prepare the new generation for the challenge of future technologies. And the future is already here. We are active in new technologies and would like to put this experience and expertise at the disposition of all nations.
Switzerland also has a long humanitarian tradition. Geneva is the seat of several international organizations. We are ready to mediate whenever a diplomatic dialogue is necessary, as part of our long tradition in international politics. Despite we are a small country, we offer safety and stability for all parties.
I am proud to affirm that Switzerland and Kuwait share many points of interest, where tradition and future walk hand in hand.
Dr. Benedict Gubler