The meeting between the ASEAN Committee in Stockholm (ACS) and Minister for International Development Cooperation and Foreign Trade

          On 6 March 2024, Ambassador Arunrung Phothong Humphreys, as the Chair of the ASEAN Committee in Stockholm (ACS), hosted a FIKA Meeting between ambassadors from ASEAN member countries with residents in Stockholm, including Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam, and H.E. Mr. Johan Fossell, Minister for International Development Cooperation and Foreign Trade, at the Royal Thai Embassy in Stockholm. It is part of the activities during which Thailand is the Chair of the ACS between January and June 2024.

          The meeting discussed and exchanged views on ways to promote cooperation between ASEAN and Sweden under Sweden’s New Trade and Investment Strategy, announced in December 2023. The Swedish side reiterated its commitment to further enhance economic, trade and investment cooperation with the Indo-Pacific region, especially with ASEAN, at the bilateral and regional levels. Both sides shared priority issues of cooperation in the field of connectivity, green transition, and digital transformation, in which Sweden has expertise. The meeting also agreed to promote continued exchange of visits between high-level representatives and business delegations of the two sides in the year 2024.