Tag: Swedish ambassador Manila

Sweden participated in Asian Development Bank’s first virtual conference

Swedish Ambassador to the Philippines,H.E. Harald Fries, was the designated representative of Sweden in the first stage of the Asian Development Bank (ADB)’s 53rd Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors on 22 May 2020. In its first-ever virtual Annual Meeting held amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Board of Governors recently approved ADB’s financial statements…

Swedish ambassador discussed challenges of Pasig city

Swedish ambassador H.E. Harald Fries recently paid a courtesy call to Mayor Vico Sotto of Pasig city in Philippines on 22nd January 2020. They discussed challenges in Pasig regarding health care, waste management, peace and order, poverty and road congestion as well as potential areas for partnership in areas such as sustainability, business development and…

Swedish ambassador met with Mayor of Cuezon

The Swedish Ambassador to Philippines, H.E. Harald Fries paid a courtesy call to Mayor Joy Belmonte of Quezon City Government on 20th December 2019. The meeting was to discussed common priorities such as environmental sustainability, business development, and human rights as well as potential areas of collaboration like urban mass transportation and women empowerment.  

Sweden-Phillipines discussed solutions to road congestion

Swedish Ambassador Harald Fries and Business Sweden’s Country Manager Mr. Ulf Wennblom met on 20th November 2019 with Senator Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines and Chairman Danilo Lim of MMDA (Metropolitan Manila Development Authority). The discussion focused on efficient and environmentally friendly bus systems, including Swedish solutions to urban road congestion. Due to highly dense population…

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…