Relations with Switzerland

  • Last updated: 08 Dec. 2016 12:52

NATO and Switzerland actively cooperate in crisis-management training and operations. Practical cooperation is also being developed in a range of other areas.

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

Highlights

  • Swiss cooperation with NATO is based on a longstanding policy of military neutrality and areas of practical cooperation that match their joint objectives.
  • Cooperation has been reinforced over the years since Switzerland joined the Partnership for Peace (PfP) in 1996 and became a member of the Euro-Atlantic Partnership Council (EAPC) in 1997.
  • Switzerland has provided much valued support for NATO-led operations in the Balkans, where it continues to contribute to the Kosovo Force, and also supported the operation in Afghanistan from 2004 to 2007.
  • An important priority for cooperation is to develop capabilities and maintain the ability of the Swiss armed forces to work with those of NATO and other partner countries in multinational peace-suppor