State Visit from Turkey - applications for accreditation by 31 August

Turkish President Abdullah Gül and his wife, Hayrünnisa Gül, will be paying a State Visit to Sweden on 10-12 September, accompanied by Deputy Prime Minister Ali Babacan and EU Minister Egemen Bagis, together with a number of members of parliament and officials who will have separate meetings.
More than 100 Turkish entrepreneurs will also take part in the State Visit to participate in discussions and seminars with representatives of leading players in the Swedish business community.

On the first day, following the drive through the streets of Stockholm to the welcoming ceremonies at the Royal Palace, the visitors will meet the Speaker of the Riksdag and have talks with Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt. In the evening, Their Majesties The King and Queen will host a banquet.

The visit also includes meetings with the Turkish community in Sweden. The third day of the State Visit will be spent in Uppsala and include a visit to Uppsala University.
During the visit to Sweden, Mrs Gül will visit institutions associated with elderly care and children's literature.

Media representatives need special accreditation to cover the visit directly. The closing date for accreditation is 31 August. Please see the link.external link, opens in new window

The programme and practical information for the mass media will be made available on the Ministry for Foreign Affairs website before the visit.