State Visit to Ireland

Their Majesties The King and Queen will pay a State Visit to Ireland on 22–24 May 2019 at the invitation of President Michael D. Higgins.

The Government will be represented by Minister for Foreign Affairs Margot Wallström, Minister for Energy and Digital Development Anders Ygeman, and Maja Fjaestad, State Secretary to Minister for Health and Social Affairs Lena Hallengren.

The Swedish business sector will also take part via a business delegation arranged by Business Sweden.

The State Visit is an opportunity to strengthen the already excellent political, economic and cultural ties between Sweden and Ireland. In a time of insecurity and global challenges, it is important to further develop cooperation and increase trade between our countries, which are like-minded in many respects.

Strengthened cooperation in the EU and UN, digital development, sustainability, health and literature will be some of the issues raised during the State Visit via bilateral talks, seminars and cultural events. These also include meetings between Swedish and Irish business representatives.

Further information about the programme and participants will be published closer to the time of the visit.

To editorial offices

Swedish media representatives need special accreditation from the Ministry for Foreign Affairs to cover the State Visit. The deadline for accreditation applications is Friday 10 May 2019.


Boel Lindbergh
Head of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs International Press Centre
Phone: +46 8 405 5008, +46 72 735 5008

Lena Sterte Jacobsson
Deputy Head of the Bilateral and Policy Issues Group, European Union Department, Ministry for Foreign Affairs
Telephone: +46 8 405 53 87, +46 70 601 53 87