March 13, 2024 | 10:15 GMT+7

Vietnam & Sweden: 55 years of diplomatic relations a historic milestone

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Vietnam Economic Times (VET) / VnEconomy recently conducted an interview with Mr. Håkan Jevrell, the visiting State Secretary to the Minister for International Development Cooperation and Foreign Trade of Sweden.

The 55 years of diplomatic relations being established between Vietnam and Sweden since January 11, 1969 represent a historical milestone of great interest.

On this occasion, Mr. Hakan Jevrell, State Secretary to the Minister for International Development Cooperation and Foreign Trade of Sweden, is paying an official three-day visit to Vietnam from March 11-13, to boost bilateral trade and investment cooperation between the two countries.

He will tour facilities at the Vietnam National Innovation Center in Hanoi to gain insights into Vietnam’s innovation ecosystem and explore areas of potential for future collaboration. A meeting with Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Nguyen Sinh Nhat Tan is also scheduled, to discuss opportunities in sectors such as energy.

On March 12, Mr. Jevrell will take part in a CEO conference hosted by Swedish bank SEB and deliver a keynote address. He will also meet with Vietnam Airlines to encourage direct air links between Vietnam and Sweden, and other meetings are also scheduled with senior economists and representatives from international financial institutions on Vietnam’s economic outlook.

His itinerary also includes a bilateral meeting with Vice Minister of Planning and Investment Tran Duy Dong, to explore the prospects for partnerships in innovation, and he will also meet with staff at the Swedish Embassy and conduct media interviews.

Both countries aim to lift annual bilateral trade and attract significant Swedish investment into Vietnam. The visit underscores Sweden and Vietnam’s commitment to deepening their partnership across trade, investment, and other areas for mutual benefit.


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