PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – Vice Prime Minister Theo Heyliger met the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Sweden Emsgard and Sweden’s Honorary Consul in Willlemstad, Curacao Jan Karlsson, who made a courtesy call on Wednesday to the Office of the Vice Prime Minister.
Karlsson was appointed as Sweden’s representative to Curacao and Sint Maarten effective October 10, 2010.
The deliberations between the Ambassador and the Vice Prime Minister focused on the island’s economy, waste management, sustainability, alternative energy and possible business opportunities for Swedish companies.
Hon. Vice Prime Minister Heyliger said that he welcomed the visit and having the opportunity to meet with Ambassador Emsgard and Honorary Consul Jan Karlsson, adding that it is good to meet representatives of other European Union (EU) member countries – Sweden – and to build a relationship and explore the possibilities that could benefit the peoples of both countries.