Micheline Calmy-Rey steps down Politics ... Print comment The Geneva politician and president of the city's Social Democratic Party is pictured here in 1993.(Keystone) Photo shoot for the cabinet minister in 2003.(Keystone/Martin Rütschi) With the Chinese foreign minister Li Zhaoxing on the Jungfraujoch in the Bernese Oberland.(Keystone/Yoshiko Kusano) With cabinet colleague Christoph Blocher in the House of Representatives.(Keystone/Peter Klaunzer) Paying a visit to Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinedschad in March 2007.(Reuters/Raheb Homavandi) After a storm in Riedes, Calmy-Rey visits the village near Delémont in canton Jura in 2007.(Keystone/Georgios Kefalas) Visit to a hospital in El Fasher, Sudan,in June 2004. (Keystone/Marcus Gyger) A visit to see Italian President Azeglio Ciampi in Bern in May 2003.(RDB/Kurt Reichenbach) With President Michail Saakaschwili on an official visit in Tiflis, Georgia, in May 2011.(EPA/Zurab Kurtsikidze) The step over the demarcation line between North and South Korea in 2003.(Keystone/Steffen Schmidt) Preparing for a speech before the United Nations Human Rights Commission in Geneva in 2003.(Keystone/Laurent Gillieron) The Swiss president holds a speech on the Rütli meadow in central Switzerland on August 1, (Swiss National Day) in 2007.(Keystone/Alessandro Della Bella) One of her legendary handbags, in September 2006.(RDB/Peter Gerber) The foreign minister welcomes at Zurich airport four Swiss tourists who had been abducted in Mali in August 2003.(Keystone/Walter Bieri) On the Temple Mount in Jerusalem during a visit of the Al Aqsa Mosque in February 2005. (Keystone/Monika Flückiger) A copy and the original at the Basel Carnival in 2008.(Keystone/Georgios Kefalas) German foreign minister Guido Westerwelle on a visit to Bern in May 2011.(Keystone/Klaunzer) This content was published on September 7, 2011 12:14 PMSep 7, 2011 - 12:14 Calmy-Rey is foreign minister and the 2011 Swiss president.The Geneva politician has not been an uncontroversial figure during her time in office. Links Foreign ministry Neuer Inhalt Horizontal Line subscription form Form for signing up for free newsletter. Sign up for our free newsletters and get the top stories delivered to your inbox. Email address Top stories (weekly) Latest news (daily) Business (weekly) Politics (weekly) Society (weekly) Fintech (monthly) Click here to see more newsletters swissinfo EN The following content is sourced from external partners. We cannot guarantee that it is suitable for the visually or hearing impaired. swissinfo.ch Join us on Facebook!