Relations with Switzerland

  • Last updated: 12 Oct. 2018 12:56

NATO and Switzerland actively cooperate in several important areas, including the development and maintenance of capabilities of the Swiss armed forces to work with those of NATO and other partner countries in multinational peace-support operations.

Swiss Liaison and Monitoring Team (LMT) officers in contact with Kosovo residents.

  • Swiss cooperation with NATO is based on a longstanding policy of military neutrality and areas of practical cooperation that match joint objectives. NATO fully respects Switzerland’s neutrality.
  • Switzerland is a longstanding, valued partner for NATO. Bilateral cooperation began when Switzerland joined the Partnership for Peace (PfP) programme in 1996 and became a member of the Euro-Atlantic Partnership Council (EAPC) in 1997.
  • NATO and Switzerland detail areas of cooperation in the country’s Individual Partners