SWISS NATIONAL DAY




News Centre – TDO – Switzerland’s Ambassador to Turkey Dominique Paravicini has hosted a reception at the embassy in Ankara to mark the Swiss National Day.

 The reception was attended by Ministry of Foreign Affairs Deputy Undersecretary Ambassador Mehmet Kemal Bozay, Chairman of Saadet Party Temel Karamollaoğlu and President of AFAD Mehmet Güllüoğlu, as well as many representatives of diplomatic missions.

The event began with the signing of the national anthems of Turkey and Switzerland.

Ambassador Paravicini said that he would deliver a long speech, which consisted of “Please, eat, drink and enjoy yourselves.”   

August 1st is celebrated as the National Day of Switzerland to mark the union of the three founding cantons of Uri, Schwyz and Unterwalden in 1291.