On 22 October 2013, Vice Foreign Minister Song Tao met with Jacques de Watteville, Swiss Ambassador to China to bid farewell for his departure. Both sides exchanged in-depth views on China-Switzerland relations, China-EU relations and other issues.
Song Tao spoke positively of China-Switzerland relations and appreciated Jacques de Watteville's work for bilateral relations over the one-plus year since assuming office as Swiss Ambassador to China. Hope he will push forward bilateral friendly cooperation to another new high on his new post.
Jacques de Watteville said that with the joint efforts of both sides, Switzerland-China relations have made great progress in the past year. He is ready to continue to make efforts to contribute to the development of Switzerland-China relations.