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Mihajlovic with the Swedish ambassador on cooperation in gender equality and green transition

Mihajlovic with the Swedish ambassador on cooperation in gender equality and green transition

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Mining and Energy, prof. Zorana Mihajlovic, PhD, talked today with the newly appointed Ambassador of the Kingdom of Sweden to Serbia, Annika Ben David, about the cooperation between the two countries in the energy and mining sectors, as well as in the field of gender equality and the advancement of women.

"The Coordination Body for Gender Equality has done a lot in the past seven years - from the adoption of new laws and strategies, through the introduction of gender responsive budgeting, the Gender Equality Index, to important projects that we implement together, especially when it comes to combating violence against women. Sweden is one of the best countries in this area and we are open to strengthen the cooperation so far, "said Mihajlovic, who chairs CBGE.

Mihajlovic also pointed out that the Ministry has passed new laws, to prepare a strategy for energy development until 2050 and a national plan for climate and energy, as a basis for creating a favorable environment for new investments, a decarbonisation process with the goal of 40% heat by 2040. and we produce electricity from renewable sources.

Ambassador Annika Ben David pointed out that Sweden strongly supports Serbia on the path of European integration, and that Swedish companies are interested in investing in the mining and energy sectors.

"Green transition is very important for us, our companies are interested in all sectors, especially when it comes to biomass and biogas. I would also like to congratulate you on all the achievements in gender equality, we are here to exchange experiences and cooperate even more, both in the fight against gender-based violence, which affects Sweden, and in other areas. I would also like to add that the Serbian diaspora in Sweden is important to us, they built their lives there and contributed to the creation of the society in which we live, we are grateful for that, "she said.