Photos from the Bulgarian State Visit

Crown Princess Victoria welcomes the Bulgarian President and his wife upon their arrival at Arlanda Airport. Photo: Scanpix.
Crown Princess Victoria welcomes the Bulgarian President and his wife upon their arrival at Arlanda Airport. Photo: Scanpix.
On October 9th the Republic of Bulgaria´s President, H.E. Mr Georgi Parvanov, and his wife Zorka Parvanova, came to Sweden for a three day long state visit.

The visit took place in Stockholm, Uppsala and Enköping and focused on the two countries close cooperation in the fields of energy, defence and the world of culture, as well as the EU.

The King and President Parvanov at the Royal Mews. Photo: Scanpix.

The King and President Parvanov at the Royal Mews. Photo: Scanpix.

President Parvanov and The King at the welcoming ceremony at The Royal Palace. Photo: Scanpix.

President Parvanov and The King at the welcoming ceremony at The Royal Palace. Photo: Scanpix.

After the welcoming ceremony photos were taken in The Royal Palace´s Guest Apartments. Photo: Scanpix.

After the welcoming ceremony photos were taken in The Royal Palace´s Guest Apartments. Photo: Scanpix.

Mrs Parvanova, The Queen and The Crown Princess visit The Bernadotte Library. Photo: Scanpix.

Mrs Parvanova, The Queen and The Crown Princess visit The Bernadotte Library. Photo: Scanpix.

After the welcoming ceremony The King and the Queen hosted a private luncheon at the Royal Palace for the President and his wife. After the luncheon the President met with the Speaker and the Prime Minister. The President´s wife, Mrs Parvanova, visited the Bernadotte Library together with The Queen and The Crown Princess.
The President and Mrs Parvanova, along with The King and The Queen, visited the Swedish Academy in the Old Town where they met with Horace Engdahl, (Permanent Secretary of the Swedish Academy). Photo: Scanpix.

The President and Mrs Parvanova, along with The King and The Queen, visited the Swedish Academy in the Old Town where they met with Horace Engdahl, (Permanent Secretary of the Swedish Academy). Photo: Scanpix.

On the evening of October 9th, The King and The Queen hosted a gala dinner at the Royal Palace. Crown Princess Victoria, Prince Carl Philip and Princess Madeleine also attended. Photo: Scanpix.

On the evening of October 9th, The King and The Queen hosted a gala dinner at the Royal Palace. Crown Princess Victoria, Prince Carl Philip and Princess Madeleine also attended. Photo: Scanpix.

The King, The Crown Princess and President Parvanov on a walk in Hammarby Sjöstad. Photo: Scanpix.

The King, The Crown Princess and President Parvanov on a walk in Hammarby Sjöstad. Photo: Scanpix.

The second day of the Bulgarian State Visit started with a seminar at the World Trade Center where the President made a speech, and was followed by a visit to Glashus Ett and Hammarby Sjöstad together with The King and The Crown Princess.
The Queen with Speaker Per Westerberg at the luncheon at Stockholm´s City Hall. Photo: Scanpix.

The Queen with Speaker Per Westerberg at the luncheon at Stockholm´s City Hall. Photo: Scanpix.

After the luncheon at Stockholm´s City Hall the President and Mrs Parvanova visited the Wasa Museum and Nationalmuseum. In the evening the President hosted a concert and reception in the Grünewaldsal of the Stockholm Concert Hall. 

Before departing for Bulgaria on October 11, the President and Mrs Parvanova visited Uppsala and Enköping. Find out more about the Bulgarian State Visit by following the links on the right hand side of this page.