UK and Switzerland to work closely on counter terrorism

Home Secretary Sajid Javid has pledged to boost security cooperation with Switzerland.

Co-signed by Swiss Federal Councillor Karin Keller-Sutter during her visit to the UK, the Memorandum of Understanding commits the two countries to continue their work in tackling cross-border crime and terrorism after Brexit.

The UK and Switzerland already work closely on internal security, on a bilateral basis and through international channels. The new agreement sets out the two countries’ commitment to continue to work closely on areas such as counter-terrorism and financial crime, while also looking to increase information sharing and closer working between police forces.

Javid said: “Terror knows no borders, which is why we must cooperate closely with our strongest allies to tackle the worst forms of criminal activity after Brexit. Switzerland is a key security partner for the UK and this agreement is a sign of our unconditional commitment to contributing to Europe’s security.”


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