One of the items on the agenda for President Alain Berset’s talks with Liechtenstein’s prime minister Adrian Hasler was the European policies of the two countries. In a conversation with Hasler, the Swiss president emphasized the special relevance of the free movement of persons for Liechtenstein. According to a statement from the Federal Department of Home Affairs (FDHA), more than 9,000 people from Switzerland commute to work in Liechtenstein. The talks also praised the close cooperation between the two countries at the international level, such as at the UN and the International Criminal Court.
During the talks between the Swiss and Liechtenstein delegations, other “current issues such as bilateral cooperation in the fields of health care and culture” were also discussed. For instance, the two countries aspire to enable children and youth from Liechtenstein to participate in Switzerland’s Youth+Musik funding programme in the future.
In the afternoon, Berset was expected to visit with Liechtenstein’s foreign affairs, justice and culture minister Aurelia Frick, as well as the country’s minister of social affairs Mauro Pedrazzini. The Swiss president’s official visit concludes in the evening with a visit to Vaduz Castle to meet with Hereditary Prince Alois and Hereditary Princess Sophie of Liechtenstein.