Lars Aspling speech at the BRIX Seminar “The New Africa Emerging” in Stockholm

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Belt and Road Institute in Sweden (BRIX) member and private consultant, Mr. Lars Aspling, addressed the BRIX seminar “The New Africa Emerging” in Stockholm on December 5, emphasizing the importance of the Belt and Road Initiative for Europe, Sweden and Africa. He explained in his presentation that now 16 of 28 EU countries have already signed agreements (MOU) with China to cooperate with the BRI. This shows that such an agreement, or even a mere positive opinion on BRI, as France and Finland have expressed, need not necessarily to divide the EU. Although the Swedish government, with its proposal for a new China strategy, adheres to EU policy, there are, thus, no legal issues that hinder Sweden from joining the BRI. But only a lack of political will stands in the way, he stated. Aspling gave a tour of the necessary investments that need to be made in northern Europe, Scandinavia and Sweden to be able to rise to the levels of productivity necessary in the new BRI era.

Aspling seized the opportunity to announce that a new report that BRIX has just published about what BRI on the importance of Sweden’s cooperation with the BRI can now be downloaded from the BRIX website. Mr. Aspling is a co-author of this report.

3 Comments

  • J
    Posted December 30, 2019 9:41 am 0Likes

    Its great that some one put the topic out of the shadow.
    – As one of the europen country with the largest part of the GDP which comes from export would Sweden be support ing BRI more?

    I think the speaker makes it very clear in the middle of the speak: the reason why the governement dosent act regarding this is becouse they only see it as ” a transport corridore” instead of an ”economical corridore which create growth”.
    Which are not only sad….. its costly to.

    • brixsweden
      Posted February 7, 2020 2:49 pm 0Likes

      Thank you for your comment. It is important that this discussion spreads to other parts of Sweden. We hope you can help with that!

    • brixsweden
      Posted February 7, 2020 2:49 pm 0Likes

      Thank you for your comment. It is important that this discussion spreads to other parts of Sweden. We hope you can help with that!

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