U.S. Ambassador to Sweden Ken Howery travelled to Gothenburg January 14–17, 2020 on his first trip outside Stockholm since arriving in Sweden in October. Chalmers University of Technology was his first stop, where he spoke with University President Bengtsson and Student Union President Norman, gave a major speech on the U.S.-Swedish partnership and U.S. priorities, including shared opportunities on trade, China, and 5G, and discussed sustainability and innovation with VP Hörstedt.
During his time in Gothenburg, Amb. Howery met U.S. citizens at Emigranternas Hus, was hosted by Governor Danielsson for a reception with Gothenburg’s key political, business and cultural leaders, called on Lord Mayor Rhedin and Mayor Josefson, met local Jewish leaders, and visited several major businesses headquartered or operating in Gothenburg, including Astra Zeneca, Saab, SKF, and Volvo Cars and Volvo Group.
The Ambassador also toured Gothenburg Port, which is Scandinavia’s largest, visited Lindholmen Science Center, and gave a short interview to Göteborgs-Posten.