Sweden believes solution to political impasse would be found

Swedish Ambassador in Dhaka Johan Frisell on Wednesday said Bangladesh as a country resilient against any odds and political disturbances would find a solution to current situation.
“I’m very confident that there’ll be a solution to this (political situation),” he said describing Bangladesh as a country of resilience which had successfully overcome many challenges in the past.
The Swedish diplomat was addressing a press conference on the visit of Swedish trade delegation at Sonargaon Hotel here in the evening.He said Bangladesh is developing rapidly and continues its steady and high growth rate, growing middle class and large scale development ambitions under the umbrella of Vision 2021, which intends to lead the country into a middle-income status.
“Many of the investments needed are in the sectors of infrastructure, power, telecommunications, roads, bridges and transport,” said the diplomat adding that these are sectors where Swedish companies can offer high quality solutions, products and services.
He mentioned that so many Swedish companies are exploring the possibility to enter the Bangladeshi market or, for those already established here, to further expand.
“This trade delegation in the area of infrastructure and transport as well as the new trade statistics are signs of diversification of the trade between our countries into other sectors,” said the diplomat.
During the first two days, the delegation interacted with decision makers, politicians and private sector representatives in Dhaka.
The import of goods from Sweden to Bangladesh is stable at Tk 27 billion. The export from Sweden to Bangladesh has increased by 45 percent during 2014 and now stands at a value of more than Tk 6 billion. The trade relations are dominated by the textile and RMG sector.
The delegation includes Swedish companies covering the infrastructure and transport sectors, and the participants in the delegation are ABB, Flir, Ericsson, Swedish Export Credits Guarantee Board (EKN), Hifab, Indpro, Scania, Swedish Export Credit Corporation (SEK), SEB, Sweden-Bangladesh Business Council (SBBC) and Volvo.
The delegation members laid emphasis on more development in Bangladesh and expressed their willingness to help turn Bangladesh a smarter country with smooth communication system.
Trade Commissioner of Sweden to India Anna Liberg and Head of Communications, Ericsson Mehnaz Kabir were, among others, present. – UNB