Swiss to discuss tax evasion with US
The first cabinet meeting between Swiss and US officials since Obama’s presidency is set for early March.BERN - Swiss officials say the country's justice minister will travel to Washington the first week in March to discuss US allegations that Switzerland's biggest bank helped Americans to evade taxes.
Justice Minister Eveline Widmer-Schlumpf will meet US Attorney General Eric Holder on Monday to discuss the case against UBS AG.
Officials in Bern say Widmer-Schlumpf will also discuss how Switzerland can help the US close the Guantanamo Bay detention center. Switzerland said it would consider a US request to accept former inmates who cannot be sent home.
It will be the first meeting at Cabinet level between Swiss and US officials since Barack Obama became president.
Details of the meeting were released Tuesday on the Swiss government's website.
AP / Expatica