State visit to Bhutan

Beginning on 8 June 2016, Their Majesties The King and Queen of Sweden will pay a three-day state visit to Bhutan at the invitation of His Majesty King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck. The Government will be represented and a number of Swedish companies will take part in the visit. This is the first state visit from Sweden to Bhutan.

Diplomatic relations between Bhutan and Sweden were established in 1985. This state visit is an opportunity to strengthen the political, economic and cultural ties between the two countries, which have common interests, including their commitment to the environment, sustainable development and combating climate change.

Further information about the programme and participants will be published nearer the time of the visit.

To editorial offices

Swedish media representatives need special accreditation from the Ministry for Foreign Affairs to cover the state visit. The last day to apply for accreditation is Monday 16 May.


Boel Lindbergh, Head of the International Press Centre, Ministry for Foreign Affairs
Phone: +46 8 405 5008, +46 72 735 5008

Anna Önnered, Desk Officer, Department for Asia and the Pacific Region
Phone: +46 8 405 5877, +46 72 219 9667