Embassy of the Swiss Confederation in the Federal Republic of Germany
The Swiss Confederation embassy in Germany is located in the center of Berlin. The Embassy's working hours are from 9.00 to 12.00 by local time.
Address of the embassy
Tel.: (+49) 30 3 90 40 00
Fax: (+49) 30 3 91 10 30
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Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary posted to Germany at the Swiss Confederation embassy is His Excellency (H.E.) Mr. Dr. Paul R. Seger
During his career Mr. Dr. Paul R. Seger Saleem has served in a lot of capacities, among them:
- 2015 - 2018 Swiss Ambassador to Myanmar, President of the «Peace Support Group »(2015-2017);
- 2010- 2015 Permanent Representative of Switzerland to the United Nations in New York, President of the UN Peacebuilding Configuration Burundi, President of the Working Group on Amendments Meeting of the Parties ICC;
- 2003 - 2010 Director of the Directorate of International Law, Legal Adviser, Member of the Permanent International Arbitration Court of The Hague, Swiss Ambassador to the Principality of Liechtenstein, Head of delegation to the Central Commission for the Navigation of the Rhine, Strasbourg (President 2006-2007);
- 2000 - 2003 1st employee of the Swiss embassy Buenos Aires, Argentina;
- 1995 - 2000 Head of the Section International Law and Deputy Head of Department International law, human rights and international humanitarian law, Bern;
- 1991 - 1995 Legal adviser to the Swiss Permanent Monitoring Mission at the United Nations in New York;
- 1987 - 1991 Diplomatic employee, from 1989 stv. Chief of the section International law, Bern; Member of the Swiss negotiating team for the European Economic Area EEA (negotiating group V, Legal & Institutional);
- 1986 - 1987 Transfer to the diplomatic service deployment as 1st employee at the Swiss Embassy in Kinshasa;
- 1983 - 1986 Research associate at the Directorate of International Law of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA)
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About the embassy
Relationships live primarily by people. Therefore, it is my concern to go out and get to know as many people in Germany as possible. Our embassy in Berlin should also be an open house of encounter and friendship.
As the official illustration of Suisse, the embassy covers all matters concerning diplomatic relations between the two countries. It represents Swiss interests within the areas of political, economic and financial affairs, legal arrangements, science, education and culture.
The embassy supports cooperation between Suisse and therefore the host country. In this respect, close contact with the respective ministries of economic affairs is important. Bilateral conferences unionised by the embassy ar wont to strengthen relations between Suisse and therefore the host country.
The embassy promotes Swiss people economy within the host country, Swiss exports and tourism. It establishes contacts with Swiss businesses and provides them with general data and legal recommendation regarding the economy of the host country. The embassy monitors the economic and political scenario within the country and communicates developments that ar of interest to Suisse.
The embassy fosters collaboration within the areas of science, technology and education with the aim of strengthening cooperation between the two countries in terms of research and innovation. It promotes the exchange of concepts between scientific establishments and universities. It conjointly supports Swiss students within the host country and tries to encourage qualified students from the host country to review in Suisse.
The relations between Switzerland and Germany are as friendly and close as they are broad and deep. I see it as my task, together with my wife Colette and my embassy team, to maintain and deepen this excellent network of relationships.