MANILA – The new Swedish envoy to Manila has finally arrived in the Philippines, Sweden's Embassy announced Thursday.
In a statement, Ambassador Annika Thunborg said she looked forward to working with Filipino partners in further advancing the Sweden-Philippines relations.
“I am very pleased to have arrived in Manila and look very much forward to working in the Philippines in the years to come,” she said.
“I will continue to promote closer and stronger bilateral relations between our two nations including in the areas of exports and investments, sustainable solutions and innovation, and values such as human rights, gender equality, and the rule of law,” she added.
Thunborg previously served as Sweden’s Ambassador to Mexico and worked with multilateral issues in Geneva, Vienna, and New York where she forged close ties with colleagues from the Philippines.
The lady diplomat is the second Swedish ambassador to be assigned in the Philippines since the Embassy reopened in Manila last 2016. She is replacing former Ambassador Harald Fries who ended his tour of duty in the country last month. (PNA)