The Embassy of the United States in Bern manages the official relationship between the United States and the Swiss Confederation and the Principality of Liechtenstein. In addition to the Department of State, several other U.S. agencies are represented in the Mission including the Department of Defense, the Department of Commerce and the Department of Justice. U.S. diplomacy in Switzerland and Liechtenstein seeks to promote strong bilateral ties with our hosts and to advance U.S. policy objectives in the heart of Europe. The Embassy issues visas to travelers and provides protective and emergency services to the American community living and traveling in Switzerland. The U.S. Mission accomplishes these goals by engaging with counterparts and affiliated organizations in the Swiss Government and the Principality of Liechtenstein and by reaching out to the Swiss public with cooperative projects, educational exchange programs and an active program of public information.