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Joint statement by Minister for Foreign Trade Anna Hallberg and Ireland’s Minister of State Damien English

Today, 15 March, Minister for Foreign Trade Anna Hallberg received Irish Minister of State for Business, Employment and Retail Damien English.

-The Ministers met to discuss the positive dynamic in bilateral trade between Ireland and Sweden; EU-UK relations including the Ireland/Northern Ireland protocol and sanctions on Russia and implications.

- The potential for growth in bilateral trade in areas such as the green and digital transition was noted and the commitments outlined in the Irish government Nordic Strategy were welcomed.

- The Ministers noted the continued importance of the single market, open trade to Europe’s competitiveness and the need to avoid protectionist tendencies.

- The Ministers agreed to a high-level bilateral meeting on trade-related issues and a climate of innovation, which could take place at the time of the re-opening of the Embassy of Sweden in Ireland.