Pakistan–Switzerland relations

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Pakistan–Switzerland relations
Map indicating locations of Pakistan and Switzerland



Pakistan and Switzerland have always enjoyed been long-standing cordial, friendly and multi-facted ties.[1][2][3] Pakistan has an embassy in Bern, whereas Switzerland has embassy in Islamabad, a Consulate-General in Karachi and an honorary consulate in Lahore.

Bilateral agreements[edit]

Pakistan and Switzerland have signed several agreements, which include an agreement on the reciprocal promotion and protection of investments, the avoidance of double taxation, air traffic, technical and scientific cooperation.[4]

Economic relations[edit]

The road named after Pakistani scientist Abdus Salam in CERN, Geneva

Both countries share over six decades of friendship, and have cooperated closely in several fields.[3] Switzerland ranks fifth in terms of foreign direct investment (FDI) in Pakistan and a reliable trading partner, the Swiss-based multinational companies have invested 1.2 billion dollars in Pakistan, in various sectors including food processing, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, machinery and engineering, banking. thus providing jobs for over 10,000 Pakistanis. Recently,[when?] the Swiss Business Council has also opened in Karachi. Switzerland has been a keen observer at meetings of the Friends of Pakistan.[2][3] Currently, there are a small number of Pakistani scientists who work at CERN in Geneva.

People traffic[edit]

Pakistanis form one of the largest Muslim immigrant communities in Switzerland, numbering about 3,000, living predominantly in Zurich and Bern.[5]

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