Ambassador Gui said he was deeply saddened by the unfortunate news that the IKEA founder Mr. Ingvar Kamprad passed away and would like to express deep condolences and sincere sympathy to his bereaved family.
Gui said China highly appreciates Mr. Kamprad’s outstanding contributions to promoting China-Sweden friendship and economic and trade cooperation and will always remember him.
The Chinese side stands ready to work with Swedish friends to continue expanding bilateral friendly exchanges and cooperation.
Kamprad is remembered by many Chinese as a man who is very thrifty to himself, but very generous to the poor or those who are in need.
Text from Chinese Embassy website and photo from website.