Swiss Foreign Affairs Minister Ignazio Cassis on Sunday opened Switzerland’s new embassy in the Jordanian capital Amman.
The move helps boost bilateral relations and highlights the important role that Jordan plays for Switzerland in the region, wrote the Federal Department of Foreign Affairsexternal link (FDFA) in a statementexternal link.
Jordan’s Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi attended the inauguration ceremony.
The new premises bring together the diplomatic, consular and international cooperation departments under the same roof.
Thanks to this integrated embassy structure, Switzerland will be able to coordinate its work in Jordan more efficiently, the FDFA added.
Switzerland has been supporting Jordan since 2001 within the framework of development cooperation. Among other activities, it has helped rebuild local schools that accept Syrian refugees.