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Ibrahim Baylan travels to Paris to develop cooperation on digital transformation and AI


Minister for Business, Industry and Innovation Ibrahim Baylan is travelling to Paris to meet with his French counterparts. The purpose of the visit is to take a further step under the Swedish-French partnership for innovation in the area of sustainable digital transformation and artificial intelligence (AI). The promotion of French investments in Sweden and discussions on the EU’s industrial policy will also be in focus during the visit.

Together with the CEO of RISE, Pia Sandvik, Mr Baylan will begin his Paris trip by meeting the French Minister of State for the Digital Sector, Cédric O. The meeting will focus on how Sweden and France should cooperate on digital transformation and AI, including life sciences and smart mobility. Ibrahim Baylan and Cédric O will also discuss policy exchanges in this area.

“By working closely together with strong partner countries such as France, we can successfully address digital structural transformation and climate adaptation. Harnessing our strengths creates good conditions for digital transformation that promotes innovation and competition,” says Mr Baylan.

After the meeting, Mr Baylan will meet the French Minister of State for economy and finance, Agnès Pannier-Runacher. The agenda includes the EU’s upcoming industrial strategy.

“The EU needs to have a modern and forward-looking industrial policy to strengthen the competitiveness of European industry and harness the potential available in the world’s largest common market. We will build our policy on a robust single market, strong competitiveness and open trade with clear regulations,” says Mr Baylan.

Ibrahim Baylan will conclude his visit to Paris with a meeting with French enterprises with operations in Sweden. The purpose of the meeting is to draw attention to the presence of the French enterprises in Sweden and to encourage further investments.

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