On November 14th, Chargé d’Affaires Tara Feret Erath had the pleasure of welcoming the American Swiss Foundation’s Young Leaders Conference during its annual visit throughout Switzerland. The American Swiss Foundation is a private, non-profit organization founded in 1945 to preserve and strengthen the historic friendship between the United States and Switzerland. The Swiss and U.S. participants come from a wide range of fields including government, media, government, business and academia. The week-long trip fosters mutual understanding through dialogue, cultural experiences, and site visits.
In her remarks, Chargé Erath noted the Young Leaders Conference is one of many important exchanges between the U.S. and Switzerland: “In addition to economic ties, strong educational and cultural ties exist. Thousands of students, researchers, and business people travel back and forth between our countries each month. Exchanges like these help lay a strong foundation for ever deeper cooperation and ties between the United States and Switzerland. You do us proud!”