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Brexit: what does it mean for the British and Swiss destiny in Europe?


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Hosted by the New Helvetic Society and a FOSSUK initiative.

Embassy of Switzerland, 16–18 Montagu Place, London W1H 2BQ

RSVP by 20 January, attendance free, but booking is essential as places are limited. 

Brexit: what does it mean for the British and Swiss destiny in Europe?

A talk by H.E. The Ambasador of Switzerland Mr Alexandre Fasel

The talk will be followed by a reception. 

Entrance is free but booking is essential. Register at info@newhelveticsociety.org.uk giving your name, the name of your guests, your address and telephone number.

Registration deadline: 20 January 2018. Booking must be made prior to the event. Download the flyer on the New Helvetic Society website http://www.newhelveticsociety.org.uk/

Alexandre Fasel has taken up his duties as Ambassador of Switzerland to the United Kingdom on 5 September 2017. For the last year he was Ambassadeur en mission spéciale after a spell as Deputy State Secretary of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs. From 2012 to 2016 he served as Permanent Representative of Switzerland to the United Nations Office and to the other International Organizations at Geneva. He also served as Special Representative of Switzerland to the Human Rights Council, as well as Permanent Representative of Switzerland to the Conference on Disarmament.

From 2007 to 2011, he was Assistant State Secretary for United Nations and International Organizations at Headquarters. Between 2004 and 2007 he was the Director of Policy Planning in the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs.

Alexandre Fasel is a lawyer. He studied at the Universities of Fribourg (Switzerland) and Oxford (United Kingdom). He is married with four children. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet Ambassador Fasel who started his tour of duty in London a few months ago.

Read the Ambassador's Welcome Statement here