State Visit from Turkey on 10-12 September 2012

The President of the Republic of Turkey Abdullah Gül will pay a State Visit to Sweden on 10-12 September 2012 at the invitation of His Majesty King Carl XVI Gustaf. The President will be accompanied by his wife, Mrs Hayrünnisa Gül.
The official Turkish delegation will include representatives of the government and state institutions as well as the business community.

This is the first State Visit by a Head of State from Turkey to Sweden. Their Majesties the King and Queen paid a State Visit to Turkey in 2006, which was the first Swedish State Visit to Turkey.

The State Visit is intended to deepen and intensify the excellent relations between Sweden and Turkey. Bilateral cooperation is marked not least by Swedish support for Turkey's EU membership process, but also by growing trade relations. The programme will include meetings with Speaker of the Riksdag Per Westerberg, Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt and Swedish business leaders.

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Media representatives need special accreditation via the Ministry for Foreign Affairs to cover the State Visit.

More information about programme and media accreditation will be published on the Government websiteexternal link, opens in new window at the beginning of August.