Press Release: United States and Switzerland Hold Virtual Bilateral Defense Talks

On March 19, 2021, the United States and Switzerland held virtual bilateral Defense Talks.  Andrew Winternitz, Principal Director for Europe and NATO Policy of the Office of the Secretary of Defense led the U.S. Delegation and Brigadier General Markus Maeder, Director International Relations of the Swiss Armed Forces led the Swiss Delegation.  The two sides had in-depth conversations about the global and regional security environment.  In keeping with the spirit of the bilateral Memorandum of Understanding that the United States and Switzerland signed in May 2020, the two sides affirmed ongoing bilateral cooperation and discussed avenues for enhanced collaboration.