This is the first State Visit by a Head of State from Turkey to Sweden. Their Majesties the King and Queen paid a State Visit to Turkey in 2006, which was the first Swedish State Visit to Turkey.
The State Visit is intended to deepen and intensify the excellent relations between Sweden and Turkey. Bilateral cooperation is marked not least by Swedish support for Turkey's EU membership process, but also by growing trade relations. The programme will include meetings with Speaker of the Riksdag Per Westerberg, Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt and Swedish business leaders.
More information about programme and media accreditation will be published on the Government website at the beginning of August.