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Switzerland and US Strengthen Science Partnership in Bern

On May 24, 2024, Switzerland and the United States convened in Bern for the inaugural Joint Committee Meeting (JCM) on science and technology to further strengthen the partnership between their scientific communities. Swiss State Secretary for Education, Research and Innovation Martina Hirayama and U.S. Chargés d'Affaires, a.i., Bradford Bell, opened the JCM. Ambassador Jacques Ducrest, Head of International Relations at SERI, co-chaired the discussion with Rahima Kandahari, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of Oceans, and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs (OES).

2024-05-24 15:45:31
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Quelle: Swiss Federal Council

On May 24, 2024, Switzerland and the United States met in Bern for the inaugural Joint Committee Meeting (JCM) on science and technology to strengthen their partnership in this area. Swiss State Secretary for Education, Research and Innovation Martina Hirayama and U.S.

Chargés d'Affaires, a.i., Bradford Bell, co-chaired the discussion. The importance of international collaboration in science and technology was emphasized by State Secretary Hirayama.

Deputy Assistant Secretary Kandahari highlighted the longstanding diplomatic relationship between the two countries and the mutual benefits of their cooperation. The Swiss delegation included leaders and experts from various Swiss organizations and institutes, while the U.S.

delegation included representatives from key government agencies. The meeting was held under a bilateral agreement signed in 2009.

Both countries share values and a commitment to democracy and human rights. The dialogue aimed to strengthen collaboration on pressing global challenges through inclusive scientific research communities.

The JCM reaffirmed the commitment to continue working closely on science and technology cooperation..

(Quelle:Swiss Federal Council modified with ChatGPT)

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