Sweden and Saudi Arabia sign new agreement

On Monday Enterprise Minister Mikael Damberg and Saudi Finance Minister Ibrahim Al-Assaf signed an agreement to avoid double taxation.
In an interview with Dagens Industri (DI), Damberg says that cooperation between Sweden and Saudi Arabia will focus on civilian affairs and trade rather than on military matters, as was the case under the former alliance government. He emphasises that relations between the two countries are now back to normal, and that the newly signed agreement will enhance trade.
Both Damberg, and Dag Juhlin-Dannfelt, Sweden’s ambassador to Saudi Arabia, underline that Sweden has a good reputation as a traditional donor country and the fact that Sweden is taking its share of the current refugee burden is also looked upon favourably.