Switzerland is aiming to start talks to clinch a free trade agreement with China according to Swiss Economics Minister Doris Leuthard. Leuthard told local media that she would lead a large business delegation to China in June, and try to give support so that China opened negotiations with Switzerland, state media reported. China is already in free trade talks with Iceland and will start talks with Norway. Both countries are members of the four-state European Free Trade Association (EFTA), along with Switzerland and Liechtenstein. Leuthard said such deals are important for Switzerland, given that that are not a member of the European Union, the North-American free trade zone or the Asian community of nations.