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On October 5, 2018, was held the official visit of the Russian Trade Representative in Sweden Alexander Abramov to Södertälje. The headquarters and production facilities of one of the largest Swedish companies, Scania Group, are located there. Negotiations with the company’s senior management were held during the visit. The prospects for further expansion of the company’s activities in Russia, including the implementation of joint projects, became the main issue for the talks. After the negotiations the Trade Representative visited the Scania’s R&D center.

On October 5, 2018, a meeting between the Trade Representative of Russia in Sweden Alexander Abramov and the President of the Volvo Group Martin Lundstedt took place at the Volvo Group headquarters in Stockholm. The sides discussed the prospects for future expanding of the Volvo Group company in Russia, including the further localization of company’s production.

October 5, 2018 the Russian Trade Representative in Sweden, Alexander Abramov, took part in the presentation of an application for holding the exhibition EXPO 2025 in Yekaterinburg. The presentation took place in the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs with the participation of the director of the relevant department.

The official vote for the country that will hold the EXPO in 2025 will be held in Paris on November 23 of this year.

The latest information on the Russian application can be found on the website of the EXPO 2025 application committee via the link: https://exporussia2025.com/en/news

Photo: Catarina Axelsson/MFA

On September 20, the Russian Trade Representation in Sweden hold the first Russian-Swedish Tourism Forum. The idea of ​​organizing such event came to the Trade Representative of Russia in Sweden A.V. Abramov in June. One of the reasons for it was the fact that millions of football fans visited the World Cup in Russia and until the end of this year FanId holders can visit Russia without visa.

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Ecotourism, photo tourism, medical, historical, gastronomic and religious tourism are the areas which were presented at the Forum. Such travel companies and organizations as the Federal State Unitary Enterprise “National Marketing Center for Tourism”(Visit Russia), the State Committee of the Republic of Tatarstan for Tourism, LLC “Russia Discovery”, LLC “Fremad Russia”, LLC “Intourist-Thomas Cook”, LLC ” Metropol Express, OOO ”Svoy TS” presented their products and services to the Forum’s participants.

The Russian Trade Representation in Sweden, together with colleagues from Ava-Peter LLC (Scandinavia Clinic), S.N. Fyodorov Eye Microsurgery Federal State Institution of the Russian Ministry of Health (the CSTC) and the Institute of Plastic Surgery and Cosmetology presented the opportunities for medical tourism services’ export.

Following the results of the Forum, the Trade Representation expects that cooperation between Russian and Swedish companies will raise.

For any questions regarding the Forum, please, contact Tatyana Mironova (tatyana.mironova@rysslandshandel.se).

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