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Ironically, Sommaruga to the G-20 summit in Saudi Arabia

"Kä not Luscht", in Ueli Maurer, in this case, obviously. The invitation from Saudi Arabia, for the G-20 summit was "a distinction". You can "get something out of it for our country", said the SRF, the Federal President on the television. There's no question that The SVP Federal councillor had made out a little, to sit in the Riad with Donald Trump and the rest of the leaders of the free and less free world at the negotiating table. As this newspaper on Wednesday publicized, has obtained in Switzerland from the G-20-the Chairman of Saudi Arabia an invitation to the whole year program, including the major summit in November 2020. Only a Mason will not be able to be there. The next Wednesday, the Federal Assembly Maurer's successor in the Federal Bureau select: Simonetta Sommaruga .

And the SP Federal councillor has significantly less desire on the G-20 in Riyadh. According to the Federal Council the middle people Sommarugas skepticism is revealed, as the total of the Federal Council on 12. November discussed the invitation to the G-20. In Simonetta have made it clear that she was excited about the prospect of having to, of all places, in Saudi Arabia at a G-20 summit to participate.

to say That the Federal Council close to the people two Departments. A third Person, which is close to Sommaruga, don't like to take such information explicitly, denied you but also. Rather, she says: "Really excited to travel this time, in this country, probably no one."

women as second-class people

Indeed, The Setting of the G-20 summit in Saudi Arabia is about the opposite of all the political values, to Sommaruga in your policy inside life is:

A G-20 summit – the first twenty heads of state, which operate outside the UN framework, no democratic legitimacy and as a world government list.

Secondly, the summit is held in a country that respects human rights systematically abused, in Yemen is at war, and women as second-class people treated.

Thirdly, it is Saudi Arabia the largest oil exporter in the world and is, therefore, of little interest to use its G-20 presidency for a more effective climate policy – what Sommarugas is a top priority as the Minister of the environment.

Fourthly, is chairing the summit, crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman, is still at the suspicion of being personally in the murder of the dissident Jamal Kashoggi involved.

How Sommaruga commented on the invitation to the G-20 summit, in front of this Background? Will you participate at all? Or you will can another the Federal Council, the precedence, and possibly the designated new Vice-President, Guy Parmelin (SVP)? Sommarugas media office did not want to speak to these issues – "out of respect for the Parliament" have not made a choice for President yet.

On Thursday afternoon, the Federal Council spokesman André Simonazzi continued the speculation about Sommarugas intentions but then end. You will participate in the summit, he explains. Sommaruga had also expressed no reservations about the summit, says Simonazzi.

Mason secret review

No official explanation so far, why is Saudi Arabia currently, Switzerland has one of the few guest tickets left. A note is an article of the "La Liberté returns". The newspaper has already a month ago, an internal Federal Council paper from the 6. November made public. Therein Ueli Maurer reported on its the end of October, made a presidential visit to the king of Saudi Arabia.

The invitation to the G-20 summit is in Maurer's report is still not an issue. His reception in Riyadh, he describes as "very warm". Switzerland had in Saudi Arabia, "excellent Image", there is between the two States, mutual "trust". The bilateral relations have allowed a relationship that was simultaneously critical and constructive, writes Mason. Saudi Arabia in a social Transition, and Switzerland have "to accompany this".

In the report, Maurer explains the Saudi sympathies for the Switzerland explicitly with the reaction of the Federal Council on the murder of Jamal Kashoggi. The critics of the regime had been established at the beginning of October 2018 in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul by Saudi agents and dismembered, which led globally to a massive criticism. Switzerland is cited because of the brutal murder of the Saudi chargé d'affaires in Berne three times. They demanded that the Saudis are a transparent investigation into the circumstances of his death and was "deeply concerned" about Kashoggis death.

this reaction could life the Saudis are apparently very good as Mason revealed the secret report: "in Our nuanced and carefully explained response has been estimated from the Riad."

Created: 06.12.2019, 09:00 PM

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