On 12 April 2019, the State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Andris Pelšs, met with Josef Renggli, the State Secretary of the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs. During the discussion, the officials welcomed the relations between Latvia and Switzerland and expressed the need to continue the close political dialogue, as well as to strengthen economic cooperation, promote cooperation in the field of education and culture. The State Secretary welcomed the successful cooperation between Latvia and Switzerland in international organisations.
In addition to aspects of bilateral relations, the topical issues of the European Union, international policy and regional security were discussed.
During his visit, Josef Renggli also met with the Deputy State Secretary for European Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Solveiga Silkalna, to discuss the European Union's developments as well as aspects of cooperation between Switzerland and the European Union.
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