A seven-member Swedish trade delegation, led by the country’s Trade Minister, Madam Ewa Bjorlyng, is in Ghana to explore further areas of trade and investment cooperation between the two nations.
Calling on Ghana’s President at the Castle, the seat of Government on Monday, the delegation said Sweden considered Ghana an important trade partner because of its political stability, sound democratic credentials and development programme.
President Evans Atta Mills of Ghana assured the Swedish investor community of his country’s preparedness to provide conducive investment climate, from which both nations would benefit.
He extended a warm welcome to the Swedish investors and reaffirmed Ghana’s relations with Sweden, particularly at a time when the Ghana Government was finding ways to accelerate the nation’s development.
The President urged the delegation to bring Swedish expertise to bear on the nation’s telecommunication and financial sectors.
Ghana is an important trade partner of Sweden and takes the third position of Swedish trade with sub-Saharan Africa, with further potentials to grow.
Trade between the two nations has also soared to about 30 per cent in the last three years.