Ibrahim Baylan on promotion visit to India

On 5–7 October, Minister for Policy Coordination and Energy Ibrahim Baylan will continue the work of Team Sweden Energy with a promotion visit to India.

The aim of the visit is to strengthen relations, promote increased trade in the energy area and contribute to the development and spread of low-carbon energy technologies. The trip is a follow-up to the Prime Minister's visit to India in the first half of this year.

"Sweden welcomes India's decision to ratify the Paris climate agreement. There are now major opportunities for Sweden to assist India by offering sustainable energy technology solutions," says Mr Baylan.

During his visit to India, Mr Baylan will take part in India-Sweden Nobel Memorial Week, a series of events to promote Sweden led by the Swedish Embassy in New Delhi. Mr Baylan will also take part in round-table discussions with Indian and Swedish industrial leaders on the theme of sustainable urbanisation, in support of increased cooperation and investment.

"Sweden enjoys extensive knowledge exchange and business development with India in the area of energy. This strengthens the competitiveness of Swedish businesses and creates opportunities for them to establish themselves in an important growth market," says Mr Baylan.

Director-General of the Swedish Energy Agency Erik Brandsma and businesses participating in the Agency's Innovation Accelerator programme will also take part in the visit.

Mr Baylan will also speak at the India Economic Summit organised by the World Economic Forum, and at the World Sustainable Development Summit in Delhi. He will also meet India's Minister of State with Independent Charge for Power, Coal and New and Renewable Energy to discuss current cooperation on energy and the bilateral memorandum of understanding on renewable energy.

Contact

Gunilla Hjalmarson
Press Secretary to Minister for Policy Coordination and Energy Ibrahim Baylan
Phone (switchboard) +46 8 405 10 00
Mobile +46 (0)72 545 70 79
email to Gunilla Hjalmarson, via senior registry clerk

About the Innovation Accelerator

The Innovation Accelerator is a programme run by the Swedish Energy Agency. It is based on an initiative to help small and medium-sized energy enterprises to establish themselves and strengthen relations with Indian counterparts. It also opens up opportunities for Swedish businesses to learn more about the Indian market and how Swedish solutions can be adapted to India’s needs and conditions. The aim is independent partnerships on commercial grounds.

About Team Sweden Energy

The Government’s overall Export Strategy was presented in September 2015. As part of this work, the Ministry of the Environment and Energy has established a special initiative in the area of energy in close dialogue with government agencies and businesses. The aim is to increase Swedish companies’ exports of energy technology solutions, which will also contribute to a sustainable energy transition internationally.