This year marks half a century of cooperation between Sweden and Singapore.
The two countries are both small but export-oriented nations supporting free trade in a global trade regime. Free trade is indisputable for both countries but in a world where global job trade is under heavy critique, countries like Singapore and Sweden have to prove that they can make it work
Critiques say that open trade’s biggest challenge is the availability of jobs. For example, people in Sweden having a hard time getting work because it’s being taken by foreigner. Same with Singapore.
On the contrary, countries like Singapore and Sweden are creating more jobs and boost growth of their respective societies.
Nevertheless, Singapore and Sweden will continue to share their expertise with each other but at the mean time securing the security of their native people.
Source: Straits Times