TALLINN - Estonian Prime Minister Juri Ratas is about to visit Sweden on Friday, where he will meet with his Swedish counterpart Stefan Lofven, have lunch with members of the business community, meetings with banks and members of the local Estonian community.
"I am making my first foreign visit this year to Sweden, which is our close partner and an important market for our entrepreneurs. In addition, the country has one of the biggest Estonian communities," Ratas said in his remarks released ahead of the trip.
The prime minister is scheduled to meet also with representatives of SEB and Swedbank in the Swedish capital on Friday.
"With the banks we will of course be talking about the fight against money laundering, which is very important for us. In addition, I wish to emphasize how important the availability of banking services is to our people," Ratas said.
The prime minister will host a lunch for executives of businesses connected with Estonia, with whom matters related to the investment environment in Estonia and economic relations more broadly will be discussed.
In the evening, Ratas will have a meeting at the Estonian House in Stockholm with representatives of the Association of Estonians in Sweden and cultural societies, the headmaster of the Estonian school and the director of the Estonian kindergarten, as well as host a reception for representatives of the Estonian community.