Amherd: Switzerland should prepare for international threats
The new defence minister, Viola Amherd, says Switzerland needs to be ready to face international threats, such as cyber attacks and terrorism.
Amherd was elected to the Federal Council at the beginning of the year and is the first female defence minister.
She was speaking at a Security Conference in Munich which was attended by many top defence officials.
Amherd also noted the cooling of relations between the US and Europe and said the tone of many of the meetings was pessimistic.