Markus Leitner, ambassador of Switzerland to Egypt

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The Montreux Convention of 1937: a key step towards Egyptian independence

Neutral Switzerland has been a renowned facilitator in peace negotiations and a traditional meeting place for parties in conflict. At the same time, little is known about Switzerland’s role in a historic step that helped Egypt establish sovereignty and gain full independence. Eighty years ago, on 8 May 1937, the Montreux Convention Regarding the Abolition …


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