15th March 2022
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.
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