King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia will pay a State Visit to Germany on 5–8 October 2016 at the invitation of Federal President Joachim Gauck. The Government will be represented by Minister for Foreign Affairs Margot Wallström and Minister for Enterprise and Innovation Mikael Damberg.
The State Visit is an opportunity to further strengthen the close political, cultural and economic ties between Sweden and Germany. Innovation, sustainability and openness are the main themes of the visit.
Germany is Sweden’s most important trading partner, and a Swedish business delegation will accompany the State Visit, which will offer Swedish companies the opportunity to further build on already strong trade relations.
The four-day visit will take place in the cities of Berlin, Hamburg, Wittenberg and Leipzig.
Further information about the programme and participants will be published nearer the time of the visit.
Swedish media representatives need special accreditation from the Ministry for Foreign Affairs to cover the State Visit. The deadline for accreditation applications is Friday 23 September 2016.
For German and international media representatives, accreditation will be dealt with by the German Federal Press Office.
Boel Lindbergh Head of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs International Press Centre
Phone: +46 8 405 50 08, +46 72 735 50 08
Jan Henrik Amberg Minister, European Union Department
Telephone: +46 8 405 34 84, +46 73 360 45 89