The Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Mr. Alvin Botes, is currently in Stokholm, Sweden, at the invitation of the Swedish State Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ms. Karin Wallensteen.
Bilateral relations between South Africa and Sweden continue to expand, intensify, and co-operate on regional and multilateral issues of mutual concern.
Deputy Minister Botes and Mr. Krister Nilsson, State Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Trade and Nordic Affairs, discussed Sweden’s Green Industry Transition, focusing on the linkages between climate change and trade.
In South Africa, a transition to a green economy is considered as an important means to respond to critical development challenges that the country is facing and will be facing in the near future.
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