War in Ukraine: Federal Council meets representatives of political parties in Parliament

Bern, 14.03.2022 - The Federal Council met with representatives of all parties in Parliament on Monday 14 March at Hotel Bellevue to discuss the war in Ukraine and its repercussions for Switzerland.

The Federal Council invited the leaders of the political parties and groups of Parliament to discuss the war in Ukraine and its repercussions for Switzerland.

President of the Swiss Confederation Ignazio Cassis led a Federal Council delegation composed of federal councillors Karin Keller-Sutter (FDJP), Viola Amherd (DDPS) and Simonetta Sommaruga (DETEC) as well as members of the Federal Chancellery.

"The war in Ukraine is already having and will continue to have extremely far-reaching geopolitical consequences. This is why the Federal Council thought it important to bring together Switzerland's main political players to take stock of the challenges facing our country in the short and medium term," said Cassis after the meeting.

All parties represented in Parliament were invited to this meeting, during which they had a constructive exchange of views with the federal councillors whose departments are most directly involved in addressing the conflict. Among the topics discussed were how to manage the crisis, the sanctions regime, refugees and the consequences for foreign and security policy.

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