Argentina–Switzerland relations

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Argentine-Swiss relations
Map indicating locations of Argentina and Switzerland

Argentina

Switzerland

Argentine-Swiss relations are foreign relations between Argentina and Switzerland. Diplomatic relations were established in 1834, with the opening of a Swiss consulate in Buenos Aires, followed in 1891 by the opening of an embassy. Argentina has an embassy in Bern.

History[edit]

During the Nazi rule in Germany, the small Swiss-Argentine community was reported to be strongly opposing the Nazis' penetration into Argentina.[1]

After the defeat of Germany in World War II, Argentine officials posted in Switzerland (as well as in Sweden) became busy recruiting "useful Germans" (those with technical expertise needed by Argentina) for migration to this South American country.[2]

Economic ties[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Newton, Ronald. The ‘Nazi Menace’ in Argentina, 1931-1947. Stanford University Press. pp. 83, 85. ISBN 0-8047-1929-2. 
  2. ^ Newton, p. 376