Between June 6 and 7, the Vice Minister of Foreign Trade and Promotion Niklas Johansson visited Lima and participated in the Swedish Mining Initiative, an event dedicated to promoting and positioning Sweden as a world leader in providing sustainable, innovative and safe solutions for the mining sector, organized by Business Sweden, the Swedish Office for the Promotion of Investment and Exportation, the Embassy and the College of Engineers of Peru.
As the Sweden Public Diplomacy and Communications Office informed on a press release, Johansson “also met with various representatives of the Peruvian government and institutions, such as the Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs of Peru, Jaime Pomareda, the Vice Minister of Resources for the Defense of Peru, Vice Admiral (r) Gonzalo Ríos, the Vice Minister of Foreign Trade, Sayuri Bayona, the President of the Chamber of Commerce of Lima, Yolanda Torriani and the Executive Director of ProInversión, Alberto Ñeco”.
The Vice Minister also had meetings with several business associations and was able to have a meeting with Peru’s minister of the Environment, Lucía Ruíz, during the celebration of the National Day of Sweden.
“Trade between our countries is growing strongly. In 2018, Peruvian exports to Sweden increased by 44% and imports from Sweden by 11%.”, Johansson said, according to the press release.
Currently, there are approximately 20 Swedish companies established in Peru and 50 Swedish brands represented by Peruvian companies. The majority is in the sector of suppliers of the mining industry but there is also a presence in the health, transport, energy and telecommunication sectors.
(Source and Cover Photo: Sweden Public Diplomacy and Communications Officer)
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