Tuesday, June 22

Swiss President arrives in Beirut on Monday, says Lebanon and Switzerland have a lot in common

President of the Swiss Confederation, Alain Berset, will begin a three-day official visit to Lebanon on Sunday at the invitation of President Michel Aoun, during which he will hold official talks on means to develop Lebanese-Swiss bilateral relations and activate them at all levels.

The Swiss President will be accompanied by his wife, Dr. Moriel Berset, in addition to an official delegation.

In a Tweet on the eve of his visit, President Berset expressed joy to be in Lebanon, saying, "I will visit Lebanon from August 26 to 28. Lebanon and Switzerland are multicultural and hospitable countries, and share many commonalities."

"I am looking forward to meet with President Michel Aoun, House Speaker Nabih Berri and Prime Minister Saad Hariri in order to strengthen the ties between both countries," he added.

Finally, he pointed out that Lebanese Nicola Hayek is one of the founders of the widely-known Swiss watch brand, "Swatch".

Source: National News Agency