Switzerland to part with neutrality

The Swiss government has recommended that the country abandon its strict neutrality policy and join the UN. Switzerland’s Foreign Minister Joseph Deuss said this would allow the country, which is already included in a number of UN organizations, to play a more active role in the UN, RIA Oreanda reports. The proposal will be submitted to the both chambers of the parliament for consideration after which it is a referendum is to be held on the issue. The Swiss refuse to join the UN in 1986. Now, public opinion polls show their stance towards neutrality being eased.

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