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Switzerland-Iceland Association (Association Suisse-Islande)

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The Switzerland-Iceland Association (Association Suisse-Islande) was founded in 1988 in Geneva (Switzerland) by Léonard Pierre Closuit. Sent in 1978 to Iceland by the Botanical Garden of Geneva, Closuit fell in love with Iceland and founded an association "to promote cultural and artistic exchanges between the two countries". On 25 October 2008, the association held its 19th General Assembly in Martigny (Valais, Switzerland). Reporting the event on 27 October 2008, the newspaper "Le Nouvelliste" shows a photograph of the board members of the association, with the association's flag hanging on the wall. The flag is a combination of the symbols of the two countries. The perspective does not allow to restore the specification of the flag, which appears to be made of an Icelandic flag with the cross centered and a Swiss "cross" superimposed in the middle. The Swiss "cross" is indeed disk-shaped, even if the disk seems to have been "cut" along the outer edges of the cross arms.

More on the banker-explorer Léonard-Pierre Closuit (b. 1931) in the Encyclopaedia of Valais:

Ivan Sache, 3 November 2008