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Tuesday 16th October, 15:00 – 16:15
Kathleen Ede Room, Aberdare Hall, Cardiff University
The Wales Governance Centre is pleased to host a lecture and Q&A session with Alexandre Fasel, Ambassador of Switzerland to the United Kingdom.
As the negotiations for the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union reach a critical stage, the experience of Switzerland as a state dealing bilaterally with the EU is of crucial interest to audiences in Wales and the UK.
As part of his visit to Wales, the Ambassador will outline the nature of Switzerland’s relationship with the European Union and EFTA, and will reflect on possible scenarios for the UK’s future relationship with the EU.
Mr Fasel has served as Ambassador to the UK since September 2017. He has a wealth of experience at the international level including representing Switzerland at the United Nations Office, the Human Rights Council and other international organisations. He has also had postings at the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, including as Deputy State Secretary. Mr Fasel is also a lawyer. He has studied at the University of Fribourg and Oxford University.