On 14 April 2016, the delegation of the Parliament of the Republic of Azerbaijan led by Mrs. Bahar Muradova, Vice-President of the Parliament, paid a working visit to Bern.
In the course of the visit, the delegation met with the President of the Council of States of the Swiss Federal Assembly Mr. Raphaël Comte, Chair of the Committee of Foreign Affairs of the Council of States Mr. Christian Levrat and the members of the Committee, and State Secretary for Foreign Affairs Mr. Yves Rossier. The delegation also attended the inaugural ceremony of the Swiss-Azerbaijan Friendship Group re-established after the recent parliamentary elections in Switzerland. At the meetings, a broad exchange of views was held on the fighting along the line of contact between Armenian and Azerbaijani armed forces in early April, its reasons, consequences and the current state of affairs in the conflict zone. Swiss-Azerbaijani relations in political, economic, cultural and humanitarian spheres were also the topics of discussion.
The Parliamentary delegation also met with members of the Azerbaijani diaspora in Switzerland. At the end of the visit, Mrs. Bahar Muradova gave an extended interview to the Swiss media.