The main focus of the trip is to form an on-the-spot impression of what has been achieved in the 30 years of Swedish development cooperation with Vietnam, and how various cooperation projects in areas such as trade, investment and tourism can be further developed.
In a statement the minister said it was important for her to form her own on-the-spot impression of overall Swedish involvement in Vietnam. She added that it was ”both to see what has been done in the course of our long cooperation and what the Swedish business community is doing.”
Carlsson will also participate in a meeting of the Mekong River Commission, together with the Danish Minister for Development Cooperation Ulla Tørnæs and regional environment minsters.
At the meeting the ministers will discuss the importance of regional water supply and sustainable growth for future generations.
Gunilla Carlsson will sign an agreement on Swedish support to the Mekong River Commission worth nearly 7 million US dollars over a three year period.
During her visit to Vietnamn Carlsson will also meet with Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung Hanoi and other members of the government.