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  • The UAE is Sweden´s second largest export market in the Arab World after the Saudi Arabia
  • More than 250 Swedish companies are established in the UAE, from the global firms IKEA, Volvo, H&M, AstraZeneca and Sony/Ericsson to minor firms in various businesses such as in the medical field and within the Cleantech field
  • Sweden companies have been an important player in the development of the UAE during the last 40 years since the unification 1971, mainly within construction, health care systems and in the environmental field.
  • Symbio City in Masdar City - the first carbon zero and waste free city in the world, outside Abu Dhabi. Sweden will be represented in Symbio City, where Swedish Cleantech and Sustainable Development will get their first representation office in the Middle East
  • Sweden and the United Arab Emirates have signed a five-year cooperation agreement in the environmental and energy technology. Its purpose is to promote technical cooperation and technology transfer in sustainable urban development and combating climate change.
  • The Agreement was signed in June 2011, by Maud Olofsson, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Enterprise and H. H. Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Foreign Minister of the UAE  (
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