Background

Shandong Province in China and the Province of Västmanland in Sweden, have built a long term friendship relation. When the two provinces first met in 1993 the intention was to promote trade and technical co-operation between the two provinces and institutions and utilize their respective strengths and advantages.

Since the first establishment of the friendly relationship between the provinces the ties have been strengthened. Now both sides show a continuous interest to further strengthen this relation through the ongoing development of cooperation.

There has been close exchange between the two provinces and several Swedish companies, such as Atlas Copco, ABB, Bombadier from Västmanland has developed its branch factory or offices in Shandong. In culture section, there has been several high-level events, such as China Today show in Västerås 2011 and Jinan Culture and Creative Industry Fair in China 2012.

The co-operation between Shandong and Västmanland focuses Innovation, Technology, Energy, Sustainable Development, Education, Culture and Tourism.

 

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