The King holds formal audiences
On Wednesday 9 March, 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 Karim Medrek from Morocco
- Ambassador Erik Ramanathan from the United States
- Ambassador Khtab Hussein Mohamed Lamin from Libya
- Ambassador Mohamed Hassan Abdi from Somalia