Chargé d’Affaires Welcomes Washington State Governor and His Delegation in Bern

Washington State Governor Jay Inlsee (right), with First Lady Trudi Inslee (left), and U.S. Embassy Bern Chargé d’Affaires Tara Feret Erath.

On November 8, Chargé d’Affaires Tara Feret Erath welcomed Washington State Governor Jay Inslee and his delegation as part of an investment mission and in-depth study program to learn about Switzerland’s highly-successful vocational education system.  In her opening remarks at the investment luncheon, Chargé d’Affaires Tara Feret Erath greeted 75 guests and highlighted the robust economic ties between Switzerland and the United States, and particularly with Washington State.  Some of the state’s most innovative and successful businesses comprised the Washington State delegation, as well as government, philanthropic, and academic organizations.  In his remarks, Governor Inslee highlighted his state’s focus on attracting quality investments that support key sector strategies and contribute to prosperity and economic growth throughout the state.