Report: Swiss President Expected to Visit Beirut


Swiss President Alain Berset is expected to arrive on an official visit in Beirut during the weekend, al-Joumhouria daily reported on Saturday.

Prominent diplomatic sources told the daily that Berset is scheduled to hold meetings with senior Lebanese officials.

“He will meet Monday with President Michel Aoun at the Baabda Palace,” they said on condition of anonymity.

The visit aims to strengthen relations at various levels between Lebanon and Switzerland's seven-member Federal Council, the country's executive branch, which Berset heads.

“It comes in the framework of preparations for a series of cooperation agreements between the two countries,” concluded the sources.

Comments 3
Thumb lubnani.masi7i 25 August 2018, 09:58

He is coming to visit his twin country Lebanon: "The Switzerland of the Middle East".


Missing phillipo 25 August 2018, 13:59

I wonder how much "illegal" Lebanese money is held in Swiss bank accounts.

Thumb whyaskwhy 25 August 2018, 19:42

About the same if not less than illegal money being held by other 3rd world countries. Interestingly though what is the purpose of this trip and what would either country benefit from it? Unless the swiss pres is using up millage on his air swiss account