The King holds formal audiences for new ambassadors

The King receives Mongolia's ambassador Tuvdendorj Janabazar during a formal audience.

The King receives Mongolia's ambassador Tuvdendorj Janabazar during a formal audience. Photo: Sanna Argus Tirén/The Royal Court of Sweden

On Thursday 20 February, the new ambassadors from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Iran, Mongolia and the Seychelles submitted their credentials to The King during formal audiences at the Royal Palace.

The foreign envoys received by The King during the formal audiences were:

  • Ambassador Elvira Dilberović from Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Ambassador Ahmad Masoumi-Far from Iran
  • Ambassador Tuvdendorj Janabazar from Mongolia
  • Ambassador Derick Ally from the Seychelles (concurrently accredited from London)
Ambassador Elvira Dilberović from Bosnia and Herzegovina is welcomed by The King.

Ambassador Elvira Dilberović from Bosnia and Herzegovina is welcomed by The King. Photo: Sanna Argus Tirén/The Royal Court of Sweden

Iran's ambassador Ahmad Masoumi-Far greets The King.

Iran's ambassador Ahmad Masoumi-Far greets The King. Photo: Sanna Argus Tirén/The Royal Court of Sweden

During the four audiences, the ambassadors submitted their credentials – a document from their head of state – to The King, who then granted them the formal right to work in Sweden.

The Seychelles' ambassador Derick Ally is concurrently accredited from London.

The Seychelles' ambassador Derick Ally is concurrently accredited from London. Photo: Sanna Argus Tirén/The Royal Court of Sweden

Formal audiences follow a traditional ceremony. The ambassador is collected in one of the Royal Stables' carriages from the Ministry for Foreign Affairs, and is taken to the Royal Palace. The King and the ambassador then talk in private for around fifteen minutes.

Mongolia's ambassador arrives at the Royal Palace.

Mongolia's ambassador arrives at the Royal Palace. Photo: Henrik Garlöv/The Royal Court of Sweden

Photo: Henrik Garlöv/The Royal Court of Sweden