Swedish deputy prime minister visits Maputo

Sweden’s Deputy Prime Minister Jan Bjorklund arrived in Maputo on Monday to begin a two day visit to Mozambique.

During his stay, he will meet with Mozambican Prime Minister Alberto Vaquina and Deputy Finance Minister Pedro Couto.

The Swedish leader will participate in a discussion on “Inclusive Economic Growth in Mozambique” at Eduardo Mondlane University (UEM).

UEM is the country’s oldest university. It has received long term support for developing its research capacity from Sweden.

The Deputy Prime Minister will pay a visit to the Swedish company Tecnel Lda and will also meet with representatives of other Swedish companies including ABB, Atlas Copco, Eltel Networks, Ericsson, LevasFlor and Volvo.

In addition, the Swedish Embassy will be holding a round table discussion on “Business Opportunities and Challenges in Mozambique”.

Sweden has been a long term friend of Mozambique. During the national liberation struggle, it was vocal in its condemnation of Portuguese colonial rule. Following independence, it became a major donor to the country.

The visit by the Jan Bjorklund aims to promote two way trade and encourage Swedish companies to invest in Mozambique.

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