Swedish Finance Minister Anders Borg visited Singapore

The Swedish Minister of Finance, Mr. Anders Borg, has recently visited Singapore. During the one-day visit, he met with Singapore’s Deputy Minister and Minister of Finance Mr. Tharman Shanmugaratnam and representatives from Singapore’s finance sector to discuss the economic situation in Singapore, Asia and Europe.

Swedish Minister Anders Borg had fruitful discussions on a wide range of issues with Mr. Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Singapore’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance. The strong and close bilateral relations in many areas were highlighted. Singapore is Sweden’s largest export market in Southeast Asia, and most Swedish companies use Singapore as a regional hub.

The program also consisted of meetings with the Monetary Authority of Singapore, the East Asian Institute, and representatives from the banking and financial sector in Singapore. In the evening, the Swedish Ambassador Ingemar Dolfe hosted a dinner for Finance Minister Anders Borg at the Swedish Residence.

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