Tag: Harald Fries

Ambassador confirms Ikea coming to Philippines

There has long been talk about an IKEA opening in the Philippines. At a roundtable media meeting, Harald Fries, Ambassador of Sweden to the Philippines, apparently confirmed that an IKEA would be coming to the Philippines soon. The opening of an IKEA would imply major investments and recruitment of manpower. “There would be great opportunities…

Swedish delegation in Philippines, embassy re-opened

Sweden is to re-open its embassy in Manila in December 2016 and on 7 November Economic Development and Innovation Minister Mikael Damberg, who arrived with the largest business delegation ever to the Philippines, inaugurated the mission. “Sweden has missions in 93 countries. The Philippines, with its 100 million inhabitants, the largest country in which Sweden…

Harald Fries to Sweden’s new Manila Embassy

Sweden’s new ambassador to the Philippines has been announced, as the embassy is preparing to open in Manila. The government has appointed Deputy Director Harald Fries as Ambassador in Manila. Harald Fries is currently deputy director of the Foreign Ministry’s Department for the European Union. He has previously served inter alia, representations in New York…