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Swedish and Turkish delegation go to Istanbul and Tehran

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From 19 to 24 April, Minister for Energy Ibrahim Baylan is visiting Istanbul, Turkey and Tehran, Iran accompanied by a Swedish business delegation.

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The aim of the visits is to promote Swedish energy technologies and boost bilateral trade.

The visits mark the launch of Team Sweden Energy, and form part of Sweden's export strategy, with the aim of boosting the international visibility of Swedish businesses and exports of energy technology solutions.

In this way, the initiative will boost jobs and growth in Sweden and a globally sustainable energy transition.

Turkey and Iran and large countries with substantial investment needs in a number of sectors, including energy. These countries have also shown considerable interest in the products, technical solutions and expertise that Swedish businesses can offer.

"Turkey and Iran are on the verge of expanding and modernising their electricity networks and other parts of their energy systems.

"Swedish businesses have energy technology solutions that are competitive and can contribute to a more sustainable energy transition in a number of markets.

"The Government and I want to do what we can to open doors and promote Swedish business exports, and to boost economic exchange with Turkey and Iran," says Baylan.

The minister will be in Turkey from 19 to 22 April. He will speak at the opening of the International Istanbul Smart Grid and Cities Congress and Fair on 20 April.

He will also take part in activities at the Swedish business pavilion at the fair, and meet representatives of the Turkish government.

Baylan will particularly focus on supporting Swedish businesses operating in the field of smart electricity grids.

The visit to Iran will take place from 22 to 24 April and is a follow-up to the visit by Minister for Enterprise and Innovation Mikael Damberg in December 2015.

Baylan's visit is linked to the opportunities for increased economic exchange created by the suspension of sanctions following the nuclear deal concluded in July 2015.

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