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Sweden’s prime minister Stefan Löfven to visit Iran

Published måndag 16 januari kl 11.01
Prime Minister Löfven will visit Iran on 11-12 February.
Prime Minister Löfven will visit Iran on 11-12 February. Credit: Pontus Lundahl/TT

Sweden's Social Democrat prime minister Stefan Löfven has accepted an invitation from President Hassan Rouhani to visit Iran in February, the government announced Monday.

Löfven's agenda will include discussions on trade issues, bilateral cooperation, and development in the region, with a focus on Syria.

A trade delegation led by Sweden's EU and trade minister Ann Linde will also be part of the trip. The delegation will have representatives from a number of companies and government agencies and will discuss investment and export strategies as part of Sweden’s efforts to promote the country's presence in emerging markets.

Löfven will meet with President Rouhani on 11-12 February.

Iran has historically been one of Sweden's most important export markets in the Middle East and several Swedish companies are already established in Iran.

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