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Minister of State for External Affairs Smt. Meenakashi Lekhi’s visit to Switzerland (September 28-30, 2021)

October 08, 2021

Minister of State for External Affairs and Culture (MoS) Smt. Meenakashi Lekhi paid an official visit to Switzerland from 28-30 September, 2021. During her visit, she called on H.E. Guy Parmelin, President of the Swiss Confederation in Berne on September 29, 2021. Both sides discussed long-standing bilateral partnership and strong relations in trade & investment, science & technology, culture & people-to-people contacts.

MoS met Members of the Swiss Parliament and was Guest of Honour at the inaugural NZZ Impact Finance Conference titled "infrastructure in emerging markets – an engine of growth and real impact". In the Conference she spoke on the subject of "climate change, renewable energy and the importance of foreign investment to support India’s ambitious climate goal". She was the key note speaker at the 18th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Swiss India Chamber of Commerce and addressed members of the Indian Diaspora in Zurich.

MoS paid tributes to Mahatma Gandhi at his statue in Villeneuve and interacted with Members of the leading international organisations based in Geneva. MoS was the keynote speaker at the India@75 Azadi Ka Amrit Mahostav event organised at WIPO premises titled "A Celebration of the Splendid Saga of Indian Sarees” with invitees from international community and display of Khadi Tapestry.

MoS addressed the Indian Community members in an event organised in Zurich which included release of a booklet titled "Mahatma Gandhi’s Swiss Sojourn". She also released a collection of short stories by women authors of the diaspora. She also participated in a Yoga Event with leading Yoga practitioners based in Switzerland.

New Delhi
October 08, 2021


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