Title 5: Federal Authorities
Chapter 3: Federal Council and Federal Administration
Section 2: Powers
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Art. 184 Foreign relations
1 The Federal Council shall be responsible for foreign relations, subject to the right of participation of the Federal Assembly; it shall represent Switzerland abroad.
2 It shall sign and ratify international treaties. It shall submit them to the Federal Assembly for approval.
3 Where safeguarding the interests of the country so requires, the Federal Council may issue ordinances and rulings. Ordinances must be of limited duration.
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