Dear SACC members, dear friends,
After three productive, enjoyable but also challenging years, I am in early August leaving Canberra to return to Stockholm. I have very much enjoyed my time at the Embassy in Sweden, so beautifully situated in Yarralumla in central Canberra. We have a great Embassy team and Sweden has a good standing in Australia. Equally, I have tremendously enjoyed the very fruitful cooperation that we have with SACC and all SACC members. SACC does a wonderful job in raising the Swedish flag and in promoting further strong interaction between Sweden and Australia. The way that the challenges emerging with the pandemic have been turned into opportunities, gives testimony to the strategic vision and creativity which characterizes the work of the Chamber.
It is always difficult to pack up and leave a place that has been good to you. Australia is one such place. I want to thank all of you that I have been dealing with. It has been wonderful to travel the country and to meet SACC members and Swedish companies in the various states. The interest to work together within the Swedish community to share Swedish perspectives with Australian stakeholders is strong and encouraging.
Team Sweden in Australia – The Embassy, SACC and Business Sweden – will continue our joint efforts to promote Swedish interests. There is a great potential for Sweden in Australia and we can be optimistic about future prospects.
See you again,
Ambassador of Sweden to Australia