The King holds formal audiences
On Tuesday 15 February, The King received four new ambassadors during formal audiences at the Royal Palace.
It is accepted international practice that a new ambassador in a country is given the opportunity to meet the head of state, although the ceremonies vary in different countries. In Sweden, the reception of a foreign envoy follows a traditional ceremony, and is quite unique with its centuries old traditions.
The foreign envoys received by The King during the formal audiences were:
- Ambassador Ahmed Adel Sobhy from the Arab Republic of Egypt
- Ambassador Masaki Noke from Japan
- Ambassador Abdelaziz Djerad from the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria
- Ambassador Cui Aimin from the People's Republic of China