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Sten Nordin (M)/ Roger Gifford: Trade a requisite for jobs both in Stockholm and in London

Pressmeddelande   •   Jun 03, 2013 13:00 CEST

City of Stockholm, Mayor’s Office
Sten Nordin, Mayor of Stockholm

The Lord Mayor of the City of London
Roger Gifford, The Right Honourable the Lord Mayor of the City of London

Sten Nordin, Mayor of Stockholm, and Roger Gifford, the Lord Mayor of the City of London, will on Monday visit the Port of Stockholm and Stockholm Royal Seaport Innovation to learn more about how investments in ports, shipping, and innovative technology can lead to jobs and green growth.

– Stockholm and London share a proud history of investing in trade and technical know-how, and that know-how has led the bedrock of the wealth of our nations.  I look forward to discuss our common challenges, in a rapidly changing world economy and fierce competition, with the Lord Mayor of the City of London, Roger Gifford, comments Sten Nordin, Mayor of Stockholm.

– Sweden and the UK have a long history of maritime trade. Investments in infrastructure are important to both Sweden and the UK. Supporting overseas trade, ports and technology is crucial to boost delivery of sustainable growth. As Lord Mayor of the City of London, I welcome the opportunity to discuss these issues with the Mayor of Stockholm, comments Roger Gifford, the Lord Mayor of the City of London.

Facts:
The Port of Stockholm is today the site of huge investment from the City of Stockholm; creating a more efficient, greener, and modern port. This port will make room for the establishment of a completely new city district – the eco-friendly Royal Seaport District.

Situated in conjunction with the area is Stockholm Royal Seaport Innovation, a centre for innovations utilized in the construction and building of this new green area.

The visit to the Port of Stockholm and Stockholm Royal Seaport Innovation is part of the Lord Mayor of the City of London’s two day trip to Stockholm, a trip that also includes a visit to NASDAQ OMX and meetings with other Swedish decision makers.

Press contacts:
Sten Nordin: Therez Olsson, press secretary: 0761229200.
Roger Gifford: Greg Williams, Head of Media for the City of London Corporation: direct 0044 20 7332 1455, mobile 0044 7889 167 205

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