On 7 December 2015, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Kingdom of Sweden in Latvia Henrik Landerholm during official visit to Rezekne had a meeting with the heads of Rezekne City Council and Rezekne Special Economic Zone and visited the company "LEAX Rezekne".
During the meeting at the Rezekne City Council, the visitors were introduced with the most significant Rezekne infrastructure projects and developments, as well as with the economic development tendencies and the essential business support tool – the special economic zone.
Latvia and Sweden cooperate in several areas; yet, the most developed cooperation between the countries is in the business sector. Along with the Ambassador, the Swedish entrepreneurs representing various business sectors visited Rezekne.
One of the most successful examples of economic cooperation is the company SIA "LEAX Rēzekne" RSEZ representing LEAX Group companies in Latvia and Sweden. The company has been running since 2008 and is currently one of the most important businesses and employers of RSEZ, hiring more than 130 workers, as well as promoting the sustainable and socially responsible business practices of Sweden. The last year, the company has invested 1.4 million euro to expand significantly the production facilities thus allowing the increase of the export incomes. In 2014 the company's net sales exceeded 11 million euros. The products manufactured by "LEAX Rēzekne" are exported to the EU countries, mainly Sweden.
During the Rezekne visit, the Ambassador visited as well the Faculty of Engineering of Rezekne Augstskola and awarded the certificates to the graduates of the Rezekne Business training course that was organized by the Embassy of Sweden, Riga Stockholm School of Economics, and the association "CONNECT Latvia".
The Ambassador's visit to Rezekne took place within the framework of the Swedish Days organized by the Embassy of Sweden in Latvia. From 3 to 17 December, several events introducing the Swedish culture, education and art were organized in Rezekne, including the documentary drama performance "SEVEN", the art exhibition of Swedish and Latvian illustrators and cartoonists "Facing the Climate", the photography exhibition about the social policy on family issues "Puzzle of Life", concerts of the popular Swedish musicians – "The Real Group" and Nils Landgren, and other activities.