A Russian trade delegation will visit Sweden on Wednesday 30th March 2011, led by Deputy Prime Minister Sergei Ivanov. The group will be met by the Swedish Minister for Trade, Ewa Björling, in Stockholm. Under the auspices of the Swedish-Russian Steering Committee, trade and economic ties will be discussed.
Minister Björling said of the meeting in Stockholm:
“Russia is a growing market where Swedish companies can play an important role in meeting the country’s needs in many different areas, such as energy efficiency, IT and telecommunications and infrastructure. Because Swedish companies are at the forefront, the potential really is huge.”
Deputy Prime Minister Sergei Ivanov spent time in Scandanavia with the KGB before moving into politics. With a degree in translation from Leningrad State University, he is fluent in both Swedish and English.