Swedish Minister for Foreign Trade Ann Linde recently met with six ambassadors to Sweden representing each their ASEAN country. The envoys have organized themselves as Asean Committee in Stockholm (ACS).
According to the website Business Mirror, the ACS is chaired by Ambassador of Indonesia to Sweden Bagas Hapsoro, and is composed of ambassadors from Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam.
Noting the presence of more than 600 companies in Southeast Asian countries, the Asean ambassadors and ministers believe that there remains great potential for increasing and strengthening two-way trade and investment flows between the regional bloc and Sweden. Toward this end, the envoys and Linde agreed to continue their dialogue in finding new areas to cooperate and learn from each other.