Swiss foreign minister's plane suffers technical problems on route to China

A plane taking Switzerland's foreign minister to a meeting with his Chinese counterpart was forced to divert to Moscow, Russia because of technical problems, the Swiss foreign ministry said.

Ignazio Cassis was due to meet Wang Yi for what have become annual talks between the two countries. His office had said subjects for discussion would include bilateral relations, multilateral cooperation and human rights.

An assessment of whether the trip can continue is under way.

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