Release of Michael White from Iran

Thank you to the Swiss Department of Foreign Affairs for helping President Donald J. Trump deliver on his commitment to bringing all Americans home, and for their extraordinary service for the last 40 years as our Protecting Power in Iran. Ambassador McMullen was honored to present the American flag to freed U.S. prisoner Michael White, who has …

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International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) Celebrates its 80th Anniversary

2020 marks the 80th anniversary of the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) , the Department of State’s premier professional exchange initiative for emerging leaders. The short-term visits foster mutual understanding and develop cultural and professional connections. The program has over 225,000 alumni worldwide, including more than 300 Swiss alumni including Swiss Federal Councilors Simonetta Sommaruga and Karin Keller-Sutter; State Councilor Christian …

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U.S. Cyberspace Policy Toward China: Adam Segal of the Council on Foreign Relations in Switzerland

At the invitation of U.S. Embassy Bern, Adam Segal of the Council on Foreign Relations , traveled to Switzerland to join other experts in a series of meetings and discussions focused on U.S. and Chinese international cyber policies. Adam talked with students of the University of Geneva, spoke at think tanks Foraus, GCSP and CSS, presented at the World …

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Statement from President Donald J. Trump on the Release of Xiyue Wang from Iran

 Issued on: December 7, 2019 After more than three years of being held prisoner in Iran, Xiyue Wang is returning to the United States.  A Princeton University graduate student, Mr. Wang had been held under the pretense of espionage since August 2016.  We thank our Swiss partners for their assistance in negotiating Mr. Wang’s release with …

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President Trump Announces Presidential Delegation to Switzerland to attend the World Economic Forum

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary January 11, 2018 President Trump Announces Presidential Delegation to Switzerland to attend the World Economic Forum President Donald J. Trump today announced the Presidential Delegation that will attend the World Economic Forum in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland, from January 23 to January 26, 2018. The Honorable Steven Mnuchin, Secretary …

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Kim Holmes, Acting Senior Vice President, Research of the Heritage Foundation in Switzerland

From 13 to 15 November on invitation by U.S. Embassy Bern and Foraus, Swiss think tank on foreign policy, Dr. Kim Holmes had a speaking tour in Switzerland. As an expert on foreign and defense policy in the U.S. government, Kim Holmes gave his view on policies under the current U.S. administration and their consequences …

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