State Visit from Spain

The King and Queen of Spain, Their Majesties King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia, will pay a State Visit to Sweden on 24–25 November 2021 at the invitation of His Majesty the King.

Their Majesties will be accompanied by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation, José Manuel Albares.

The aim of the State Visit is to further strengthen and promote the longstanding and excellent relations between Sweden and Spain. The Visit is also aimed at stimulating cooperation in the green recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, with a focus on innovative and sustainable solutions.

Sweden and Spain enjoy good relations that cover a range of areas. Spain is Sweden’s main tourist destination, the Swedish business sector has a strong presence in the country, and Spanish is the second foreign language among Swedish students. Spain is also an important partner in the EU and in international contexts.

The Visit will last two days and take place in Stockholm.

The most recent State Visit from Spain was in 1979, and the most recent State Visit to Spain was in 1983.

Further information about the programme and participants will be published closer to the date of the Visit.

To editorial offices

Media representatives need special accreditation from the Ministry for Foreign Affairs to cover the State Visit. The deadline for accreditation applications is 18 November 2021.

Press contacts

Boel Lindbergh

Head of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs International Press Centre

Clara Molin

Desk Officer, Europe and North America Department