Estonia’s Prime Minister visits Gothenburg

Estonia’s Prime Minister visits Gothenburg

Gothenburg’s strong position within mobility, sustainability and smart urban development has attracted a visit from Kaja Kallas, the prime minister of Estonia. Together with a business delegation, she met with Ericsson, Volvo Cars and AI Sweden, among others.

On 24 May, Prime Minister Kaja Kallas visited Gothenburg in the company of around fifteen Estonian companies. The purpose of the visit was to strengthen the bilateral relations between Estonia and Sweden, strengthen the ties between Estonian and Swedish businesses and foster cooperation in the green transition.

“The visit has been long planned and the focus is on sustainability and green technologies, including smart cities, smart mobility and digitalization. It is in these areas that the companies travelling with me aim to develop and intensify cooperation with Sweden,” said Kaja Kallas.

As part of the visit, the Prime Minister opened the Estonian-Swedish business seminar "The Future of Mobility and Transport" at Lindholmen Science Park, where about 20 Swedish companies and organizations met the Estonian delegation. 

“We are very honoured to have another high-level delegation visit, this time from Estonia. We have recently had major delegation visits from Norway and the Netherlands, as well as a visit from the American ambassador. They are taking note of the big steps Gothenburg is taking in the transition towards sustainability and our capacity to innovate - and they want to establish close ties to our companies,” says Patrik Andersson, CEO at Business Region Göteborg. 

The Estonian visit continues on 25 May in Stockholm, with Kaja Kallas participating in a business lunch with leaders from major Swedish banks, the telecom sector and other industry and innovation actors. Kaja Kallas will also meet Sweden's Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson. They will discuss NATO and defence cooperation issues and how to find more opportunities to support Ukraine. Closer bilateral and regional cooperation, as well as energy and climate issues, will also be discussed.


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