The King holds farewell audiences

On Thursday 30 and Friday 31 August, farewell audiences were held at the Royal Palace of Stockholm.

The ambassadors who are now leaving Sweden are Sudan's ambassador Mahgoob Uthman Fadl Elseed, Albania's ambassador Ilir Abdi, Sri Lanka's ambassador Renuka Damayanthie Rajapakse, Namibia's ambassador Morina Muuondjo and Malaysia's ambassador Norlin Othman.

The King welcomes Sudan's ambassador Mahgoob Uthman Fadl Elseed to the farewell audience in Princess Sibylla's Apartments. Photo: Henrik Garlöv/

Just as an ambassador is received by The King on assuming his or her position in Sweden at a formal audience, a similar – albeit somewhat less formal – meeting is also held when the ambassador returns home again.

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