Second Day of State Visit to Austria

The King and The Queen in Vienna. Photo: Jonas Ekströmer/Scanpix

The King and The Queen in Vienna. Photo: Jonas Ekströmer/Scanpix

The second day of the state visit to Austria began with a Business Forum with The King in attendance, as well as Sweden´s and Austria´s Minister´s for Enterprise, Maud Olofsson and Martin Bartenstein. The Swedish business delegation included 24 representatives, lead by Michael Treschow

After the Forum, Volvo and Austrian Kapsch gave a joint presentation on environmentally friendly technology, as well as hosted a seminar on renewable fuel.

The Queen´s Program

At the Jewish Museum The Queen opened the exhibition "Josef Frank - Architect and Outsider." After the opening Her Majesty visited the exhibition "Swedish Design Secrets - People, Products, Processes" at the Designforum, MuseumsQuartier. The exhibition is organized by the Swedish Institute and displays Swedish industrial design in daily life, health and technology.

The Queen also spoke at the symposium “Children have a right to culture."

Queen Silvia at the symposium “Children have a right to culture.” Photo: Jonas Ekströmer/Scanpix

Queen Silvia at the symposium “Children have a right to culture.” Photo: Jonas Ekströmer/Scanpix

Visit to the UN Headquarters in Vienna

Austrian Chancellor Alfred Gusenbauer and the government invited The King and The Queen to a luncheon after which a visit to Vienna International Centre, the UN Headquarters in Vienna, was arranged.

There Their Majesties met with diffirent representatives of the UN in Vienna, including Mohamed ElBaradei (IAEA), Antonio Maria Costa (UNODC), Kandeh Yumkella (UNIDO) samt Tibor Toth (CTBTO).

The King and The Queen then met with the staff of the Swedish Embassy in Vienna and the Swedish OSSE Delegation. Their Majesties then attended a reception for the Swedish colony.

King and Queen Host Dinner

The day ended with a dinner hosted by The King and The Queen at the SAS Radisson Palais Hotel.

King Carl XVI Gustaf and President Heinz Fischer. Photo: Jonas Ekströmer/Scanpix

King Carl XVI Gustaf and President Heinz Fischer. Photo: Jonas Ekströmer/Scanpix

Queen Silvia and Mrs Margit Fischer. Photo: Jonas Ekströmer/Scanpix

Queen Silvia and Mrs Margit Fischer. Photo: Jonas Ekströmer/Scanpix