On October 31, the Moscow Region Governor Andrey Vorobyov met with the Swedish delegation headed by Peter Ericson, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Kingdom of Sweden to the Russian Federation. Representatives of the Swedish business community included RISE Capital Managing Partner Sergey Romashov and Managing Director Carl Meurling.
The meeting participants discussed the prospects for the development of investment cooperation with the Moscow region in priority areas including education, healthcare, logistics and waste processing. RISE Capital currently participates in the financing of PPP infrastructure projects in these sectors. Projects are being implemented to build schools, kindergartens, medical institutions and other facilities.
“We are highly interested in economic development and partnerships, and, of course, words must be turned into action,” said Andrey Vorobyev when opening the meeting. “Our team offers the most competitive, unique conditions for doing business.”
The Moscow region is one of the priority regions for RISE Capital. Sergey Romashov noted that specific projects in the transport sector are currently in the works, and the education and medicine sectors are also of interest.
According to official data, last year the foreign trade turnover of the Moscow region with Sweden reached USD 407.4 million. The Kingdom is one of the three leading countries in terms of investment in the region.
“There are about 400 Swedish companies working in the Russian market, and they remain one of the largest foreign investors in Russia. I hope this meeting will promote mutually beneficial cooperation between Sweden and the Moscow region,” said Peter Erickson at the meeting.