Ignazio Cassis

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Ignazio Cassis
Ignazio Cassis(2).jpg
Head of the Department of Foreign Affairs
Assumed office
1 November 2017
Preceded byDidier Burkhalter
Member of the Swiss Federal Council
Assumed office
1 November 2017
Preceded byDidier Burkhalter
Personal details
Born (1961-04-13) 13 April 1961 (age 58)
Sessa, Switzerland
Political partyFDP.The Liberals
Spouse(s)Paola Cassis
Alma materUniversity of Zürich
University of Lausanne

Ignazio Cassis (born 13 April 1961) is a Swiss physician and politician. He is a member of the FDP The Liberals and was elected to the Federal Council of Switzerland on 20 September 2017. He has served since 1 November 2017 as head of the Department of Foreign Affairs.[1] He was born in Sessa, Switzerland.

Cassis took office on 1 November 2017 as head of the Department of Foreign Affairs, succeeding Didier Burkhalter.[1][2][3]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Quiquerez, Florent (1 November 2017). "Ignazio Cassis au pied du mur européen". 24Heures (in French). ISSN 1424-4039. Retrieved 2017-11-01.
  2. "New Federal Councillor Cassis Inherits Foreign Ministry". The Local. 22 September 2017. Retrieved 20 January 2018.
  3. "Cassis to Take Over Foreign Ministry". Swissinfo. 22 September 2017. Retrieved 20 January 2018.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Didier Burkhalter
Member of the Swiss Federal Council
2017-present
Incumbent
Head of the Department of Foreign Affairs
2017-present