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official visit from China

Big business deals as China visits Sweden

Published tisdag 24 april 2012 kl 11.32
A Chinese flag hoisted In honor of the Chinese Prime Minister, Wen Jiabao's, visit to Volvo Cars in Gothenberg. Photo: BJÖRN LARSSON ROSVALL / SCANPIX

Ministers from the Chinese government on Tuesday are to sign contracts to do business with six Swedish companies and possibly a seventh, reports news agency TT.

The sectors include rails, automotive, telecom, finance and environmental technology, according to newspaper Dagens Industri.

Another five agreements concerning collaborations between the Swedish and the Chinese states are also to be signed, says Jan Janonius, head of logistics at the Swedish foreign ministry.

This marks day two of Chinese prime minister Wen Jiabao's visit to Sweden. Wen began the day with a visit to Volvo Cars in Gothenburg, which is owned by the Chinese company Geely. Later, he is to meet the Swedish King and Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt in Stockholm.

Wen is to end his visit to Sweden by attending an international conference on the environment in the Swedish capital on Wednesday. This is the second official visit from China to Sweden in two years.

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