Mr. Humbert Vincent Buemi, Honorary Consul(Switzerland) speaks to Gulf Insider

Mr. Humbert Vincent Buemi, Honorary Consul of Switzerland
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Switzerland and Bahrain are both relatively small countries in size. Despite this fact, the trade volume between both countries is constantly rising since 2006. In 2018, our shared trade volume was USD 333 Mio. Many famous Swiss enterprises are also represented in Bahrain, covering the financial, industry, food, and pharma industry sectors. The potential to extend bilateral trade flows remains significant.

Additionally, we are eager to expand our relationship in new fields. One promising area is the rise of the

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Fintech Hub “Bahrain FinTech Bay”, which started in November 2017. We see interesting opportunities to exchange experiences in key public and private sectors of both countries, as Switzerland also hosts the Fintech Hub “Crypto Valley” in the Canton of Zug, attracting many international start-ups and talents. For the coming year, we are also exploring new ways to enhance our cultural relationship with Bahrain.

On the occasion of Bahrain’s National Day, Switzerland wishes the Kingdom of Bahrain and its people peace and prosperity. We are looking forward to strengthening our relations and engaging in various new fields over the
coming year.

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