Sweden’s trade minister, Dr Ewa Björling, has embarked on a tour of Uganda, Tanzania and Mozambique in a bid to help Swedish businesses capitalise on the booming economy on the African continent.
“Africa’s growth figures are among the highest in the world. It’s a fast-growing market with great potential for Swedish investments and Swedish exports. Many Swedish companies are already established there, but for many others the opportunities that Africa offers are still relatively unknown. We hope to change that.
“To achieve my vision of doubled exports by 2015, Sweden must broaden its export profile, both in terms of products and markets. Sweden has a great deal to offer Africa, not least in the energy and ICT sectors. It is also important to continue the dialogue on human rights and to focus on the opportunities offered by corporate social responsibility.”
Dr Björling is set to meet leaders in all three capitals, as well as visit a trade policy research institute in Arusha.