In a recent seminar, officials from Sweden and Brazil discussed about the industrial cooperation between the two countries under the Gripen programme.
The seminar called "Close Security Cooperation from Far Away", mostly focused on topics related to the development of bilateral security relations between the two countries.
Lena Bartholdsson, Head of the Security Strategy and Policy Department at the Ministry of Defence in Sweden, and Ambassador Alessandro Candeas, Director of the Department of Defence and Security Affairs at Brazil's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, addressed common interests related to security and industrial cooperation, the benefits and challenges of partnership between the countries.
Both Bartholdsson and Candeas stressed on the relevance of the Gripen programme and talked about the technology transfer and industrial cooperation.
"Saab has been working directly with its partners in local Brazilian industry developing the project for the fighter and its systems. We see that Gripen has great potential to benefit other areas of the Brazilian economy," Bartholdsson said.
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