Sweden was the first Western country to establish diplomatic ties with the People’s Republic of China, and also the first country to sign a bilateral investment treaty with China. China and Sweden are highly complementary. Our friendly exchanges and mutually beneficial cooperation have created tangible benefits for the two countries and peoples. China has invested USD 11 billion in Sweden, creating 27 thousand local jobs. Over 10,000 Swedish companies conduct business with China, and there are over 500 Swedish companies in China. In a world that faces changes unseen in a century, there is ever greater potential and room for China-Sweden exchanges and cooperation in areas of trade, innovation, education and culture. On the basis of principles of mutual respect, equality and mutual benefits, and with the efforts and support of friends from all sectors, our two countries will work to turn the potential into reality, and create a better and more robust China-Sweden relationship that delivers more benefits for the two peoples.
Your valuable suggestions and comments are always welcome.
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
of the People’s Republic of China to the Kingdom of Sweden