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'Not incompatible with neutrality' for Switzerland to take seat on UN Security Council

National News // June 26, 2020

The foreign minister says it won’t be incompatible with neutrality if Switzerland takes a seat on the UN Security Council. 

Unsplash 'Not incompatible with neutrality' for Switzerland to take seat on UN Security Council

The country didn’t join the UN until 2002 and only put itself forward for a Security Council seat in 2011. 

Ignazio Cassis says Switzerland’s neutral role will mean it can be an intermediary. Speaking to the NZZ, Cassis stressed it can build bridges. 

Other neutral countries, such as Sweden and Austria, have held seats on the council before. 

Switzerland hopes to be on the council for two years in 2023 and 2024. 


 

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