SSACC just completed its 5th business mission to Africa by traveling with seven companies to DR Congo during October. This was the first business mission to DR Congo in 19 years.
The business mission consisted of seven global and smaller companies from Sweden from the energy, water, mining and Fin Tech industries. Joining companies included ABB, Siemens, Conseil D’eau and Okapi Finance. Current focus in the developing the DR Congo lies in building up basic infrastructure, eg roads, energy and access to water.
The program consisted of several meetings with ministries and NGO’s, including the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, as well as ANAPI, the investment promotion agency of the DRC. Individual customized meetings were also organized between the Swedish companies with potential customers and local business partners.
We are very grateful for the collaboration we have had with the Embassy of DR Congo in Sweden, the Embassy of Sweden in Kinshasa, and ANAPI. We look forward to deepening this collaboration with more activities in promoting trade and investment between Sweden and DR Congo.