On Monday, 17 May, Minister of Economics and Communications Juhan Parts and Estonian Ambassador to Sweden Alar Streimann opened the Estonian Honorary Consulate in Karlstadt, Sweden. The Estonian honorary consul in Karlstadt is Lars-Åke Johan Brännström.
With the opening of this honorary consulate, Estonia would like to further intensify ties between Estonia and Sweden in economic, tourism and cultural areas. This is Estonia’s sixth honorary consulate in Sweden, located near the Norwegian border about 300 km from Stockholm. Karlstad, a famous centre of forestry, paper, cellulose and engineering, is also known for its IT development.
Through the co-operation of Honorary Consul Brännström and the Värmland Chamber of Commerce, a meeting between Minister of Economics and Communications Juhan Parts and the local businessmen and members of the chamber of commerce will take place in Karlstad today. Minister of Economics and Communications Parts will also visit the Ilon Wikland exhibit on display in the Värmland Museum until 20 May and meet with the author herself.
The consular area of Honorary Consul Lars-Åke Brännström is Värmland County, and he himself is located in Karlstad. The honorary consulate is located at Södra Kyrkogatan 11, 652 24 Karlstad, Sweden and the honorary consul can be reached by phone at +46 (0) 70 580 23 37.
Honorary Consul Lars-Åke Brännström was born in 1955 in Gudmundrås and completed his master’s degree at Linköping Institute of Technology. Brännström is well-known and respected on the Swedish industrial landscape as well as in international business life. The honorary consul is the owner of the consultation firm Brannstrom AB and a member of the board of MEWAB Holding AB since 2008.
The honorary consul speaks Swedish, English and German.
Estonia Now Has Sixth Honorary Consul in Sweden