Swedish-Egyptian trade relations the focus when Johan Forssell received Egyptian Minister of Trade and Industry
Minister for International Development Cooperation and Foreign Trade Johan Forssell received Egyptian Minister of Trade and Industry Ahmed Samir Saleh in Stockholm on 14 March. During the visit, the ministers participated in a Swedish-Egyptian business forum together with business representatives.
The ministers discussed matters such as how Swedish companies’ innovation capacity can contribute to the green transition.
The business forum aimed to strengthen and deepen trade relations between Egypt and Sweden. Egypt is one of Sweden’s most important trading partners in Africa and the Middle East. Bilateral relations are good and several Swedish companies are established in the country. There is potential for enhanced cooperation and trade in sectors such as energy, transport, health, innovation and start-ups.
Mr Forssell also hosted a lunch at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs for Mr Saleh, Business Sweden and business representatives.