Swedish delegation attending EU-Nepal Business Forum

KATHMANDU, MAY 14: Ambassador of Sweden to Nepal, Jan Thesleff, is visiting Kathmandu from May 14 to 17 together with representatives from Swedish businesses and government officials from the Swedish Energy Agency.

During his visit, Ambassador Thesleff will participate in the second edition of the EU-Nepal Business Forum taking place on May 15-16 and meet with ministers, including Minister for Foreign Affairs Narayan Kaji Shrestha. The business delegation includes companies such as Hexagon, Hitachi Energy, and Saab.

Since the establishment of diplomatic ties between Sweden and Nepal in June 1960, bilateral relations have prospered into a strong partnership founded on mutual respect, understanding, and friendship over the decades, according to a press release issued by the Swedish Embassy in New Delhi. The countries have ongoing cooperation on climate change and matters related to Article 6 of the Paris Agreement.

“By participating in the EU-Nepal Business Forum, Sweden aims to further increase trade between our two nations and explore potential business opportunities involving Swedish and Nepalese companies,” Ambassador Thesleff said, expressing hope that bilateral cooperation with Nepal would be strengthened on climate action and the sustainable development goals.