Daily Trust (Abuja)

20 April 2013

Nigeria: Sweden, Ericsson Partner On Sub-Saharan Africa Network

Lagos — Business Sweden, Ericsson and the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs have announced a strategic partnership for a two-year ICT venture in sub-Saharan Africa.

A statement from Ericson media representative in Nigeria said the announcement was made in a briefing session held in the Swedish Embassy in Pretoria.

The program aims to share knowledge, increase collaboration and trade between key countries and Sweden to strengthen Africa's ICT .

Workshops and seminars will be hosted in 10 African countries, some of the fastest growing markets in the world. High-level delegations including representatives of Swedish companies, key government stakeholders and vertical players from trade, ICT, energy and infrastructure industries will visit Ghana, Angola, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda and Zimbabwe and more. Sweden is a strong partner to Africa through institutional corporations, and Swedish organizations have a large presence in Africa. ICT is and will be even more a key area of collaboration.

Pereric Högberg, Deputy Director-General, Head of Africa Department, MFA Sweden said "Sweden and Africa have a strong partnership and historical ties. We see the new modern Africa taking shape and growing. Sweden is, and will continue to be, a solid partner in African developments."

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