Formal audiences at the Royal Palace of Stockholm

Motiv: Crown Equerry Lieutenant-General Mertil Melin inspects the horses at the Royal Mews before leaving for the Ministry for Foreign Affairs, where the ambassadors are collected and taken to the Royal Palace of Stockholm. Photo: Henrik Garlöv/
On Thursday 7 April, The King held formal audiences at the Royal Palace of Stockholm for four new ambassadors.
Harry Gustaf Helenius is Finland's new ambassador. He has previously served as ambassador to Germany and Russia, and was posted as an envoy at the Finnish Embassy in Stockholm from 1995 until 1998.
Eom Seock-jeong is South Korea's new ambassador. He was previously ambassador to Hungary and has worked for the South Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs since 1977, most recently as Adviser for International Relations to the Seoul Metropolitan Government.
Jaak Jõerüüt is Estonia's new ambassador. His previous posts include serving as Estonia's ambassador to Finland and Italy, and as the Permanent Representative of Estonia to the United Nations in New York.
Stephen Cletus Chiketa is Zimbabwe's new ambassador. He is one of Zimbabwe's most experienced diplomats, and has been ambassador to countries including Australia and Iran. He has also served as Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations and High Commissioner in the United Kingdom.
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