Xi congratulates Berset on election as Swiss president
Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday sent a congratulatory message to Alain Berset on his being elected as president of Switzerland.
In his message, Xi said that with joint efforts, the China-Swiss innovative strategic partnership becomes more energetic and effective, and the friendship has gained widespread support in the two countries.
Xi said he highly values the development of the relationship between China and Switzerland and is willing to work with President Berset to develop bilateral cooperation in various fields to a new level, to better benefit the two countries and two peoples.  
President Xi paid a state visit to Switzerland in January 2017. He highlighted Switzerland's status as the world's most innovative country as a model for China, calling for steps to expand cooperation as part of the innovative strategic partnership.