''In the EFTA family we discuss twice a year about partners we are at the moment negotiating with, about possible future partners, and as well free trade agreements we want to renegotiate or make more modern, so this was the discussion this morning.''
"I think first of all we need to know what Britain wants, so everybody here in this room is asking us what is happening. We don’t know it. So that’s a decision that Britain has to take, and then we are in a position in the EFTA family or EEA family, or each of our countries to see how we deal with the situation.''
7. Participants of the conference during coffee break
''We have people from Scotland coming and visiting Liechtenstein, and trying to find out especially about the functioning of the EEA and EFTA. And especially as we are limited in size, it is interesting to see how a country of our size is organising the whole set up within, especially the EEA. So we are open to share information, we are open to show how the functioning is, but this is not up to us to decide what Scotland is doing. I think that’s an answer Westminster needs to give.''
9. Cutaway of Monica Maeland, Norwegian Minister of Trade and Industry
10. SOUNDBITE (English) Monica Maeland, Norwegian Minister of Trade and Industry:
''We haven’t had any signal from the UK about these questions. And I think first of all, the UK has to decide for themselves which way they are going to go.''
11. EFTA conference participants and EFTA signboard
12. SOUNDBITE (English) Monica Maeland, Norwegian Minister of Trade and Industry:
''Of course it’s very important to all EFTA countries to maintain our close relationship with the UK, and with the EU. For Norway, both the EEA agreement is very important, has been and will be in the future. And as for our relationship with the UK, it’s also very important to remain our close economic and trade relations, so that’s all good.''
13. Johann Schneider-Ammann, President of Switzerland and Finance Minister, talking about the progress of negotiations with India
14. SOUNDBITE (English) Johann Schneider-Ammann, President of Switzerland:
''Both sides signalled a certain flexibility, I assume that we find a compromise and find a solution.''
With Britain's exit from the European Union looming, Scottish officials are visiting Liechtenstein to explore the tiny Alpine country's arrangements that give it access to the massive EU market.
Liechtenstein Foreign Minister Aurelia Frick says that Scottish visitors are "coming and visiting Lichtenstein, and trying to find out especially about the functioning of" of the European Economic Area (EEA) that allows Liechtenstein, Iceland and Norway to be part of the EU single market.
Frick spoke to The Associated Press on Monday at a meeting of ministers from the European Free Trade Association (EFTA), another bloc that unites Switzerland with those three countries.
She said Liechtenstein can inform Scotland about the way the EEA and EFTA work, but said Britain must sort out its post-Brexit ambitions before membership in either could be considered.