29 March 2008 – The conclusion of bilateral agreements was one of the main issues of the visit of the Swiss Foreign Minister Micheline Calmy-Rey to Kosovo. According to newspaper reports this includes an agreement on the readmission of failed asylum seekers.

During her much contested visit Calmy-Rey also stressed the need to protect the rights of ethnic minorities and met with representatives of the Kosovo Serb community.

According to Calmy-Rey, there are currently 180,000 individuals from Kosovo are living in Switzerland of whom 40,000 have gained Swiss citizenship.