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Swiss President honours Mr. Sushil Premchand as Friendship Ambassador to mark 70 years of Swiss –Indian Friendship

President of the Swiss Confederation Mrs. Doris Leuthard honoured Mr. Sushil K. Premchand, Prof. M.S. Swaminathan,  Mrs. Barbara Maim, Mr. Matias Echanove & Mr. Rahul Srivastava as "Friendship Ambassadors". These Friendship Ambassadors have been instrumental in strengthening the relations between the two countries.

These Ambassadors were honoured at the Embassy of Switzerland, The honored Swiss and Indian "Friendship Ambassadors" belonged to field of food security, trade and business, urban design and architecture, start-ups and entrepreneurship. They have all contributed substantially to ensure further strengthening of Swiss-Indian relations.

Congratulating the "Friendship Ambassadors", Swiss Ambassador Dr. Andreas Baum expressed: "Our friendship is built on common values: strong traditions of democracy and pluralism. Our friendship is also built on common interests. This is why our small innovative country in the center of Europe is a perfect match for this booming, emerging superpower. And our friendship is built on passionate people: we are proud to honor some of them as true Friendship Ambassadors."

Mr. Sushil K. Premchand, focused on the SME sector during his speech and expressed: “Switzerland is a global leader in innovation and technology, and the Swiss SME sector is an essential contributor. Although most major Swiss businesses have been present successfully in India for a long time, the SME sector is inadequately represented. The primary mutual opportunity for Swiss-Indian business development rests between these SMEs and medium-sized Indian companies. More Swiss SMEs need to better recognise the potential of, and opportunities in India – and this State Visit to India will hopefully accelerate this process.”

For more information:

https://www.eda.admin.ch/countries/india/en/home/switzerland-and.html

https://www.youtube.com/SwissIndianFriendship