State visits 2000–2009

Their Majesties The King and Queen


Incoming State visits to Sweden

Outgoing State visits



10-11 AprilFrench Republic
President and Mrs. Jacques Chirac
2-3 MayRepublic of Finland
President Tarja Halonen and Dr. Pentti Arajärvi
29-31 MayJapan
His Imperial Majesty Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko
9-11 NovemberRepublic of Bulgaria
President Petar Stoyanov and Mrs. Antonina Stoyanova


8-11 May Kingdom of Belgium
Their Majesties King Albert II and Queen Paola
8-11 November Russian Federation
President and Mrs. Vladimir Putin


3-5 April Republic of Slovenia
President and Mrs. Rudolf Schuster
5-7 November United Mexican States
President Vicente Fox and Mrs. Martha Sahagun


25 February-
1 March
 Kingdom of Thailand
Their Majesties King Bhumibol Adulyadej and Queen Sirikit
8-10 April Romania
President and Mrs. Ion Iliescu
20-22 MayFederal Republic of Germany
Federal President and Mrs. Johannes Rau
26-28 August Republic of Finland
President Tarja Halonen and Dr. Pentti Arajärvi
7-9 OctoberHashemite Kingdom of Jordan
Their Majesties King Abdullah II bin al Hussein and Queen Rania al Abdulla


2-6 February Socialist Republic of Vietnam
President Tran Duc Luong
7-9 February Negara Brunei Darussalam
His Majesty the Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah
15-17 June Republic of Slovenia
President Dr. Janez Drnovsek
7-9 September Republic of Iceland
President Olafur Ragnar Grimsson


17-19 January Kingdom of Thailand (official visit)
Their Majesties King Bhumibol Adulyadej and Queen Sirikit
31 March-1 AprilRepublic of Latvia
President Vaira Vike-Freiberga
14-15 SeptemberMalaysia
His Majesty King Yang Di-Pertuan Agong XII
7-12 November Commonwealth of Australia
Governor General Michael Jeffery
21-23 MarchRepublic of Botswana
President and Mrs. Festus Gontebanye Mogae
30 May - 1June Republic of Turkey
President Ahmey Necdet Sezer
17 - 22 July People's Republic of China
President Hu Jintao
24 - 27 October Canada
Governor General Michaëlle Jean


26–29 March Japan
Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko
9–11 May Kingdom of Denmark
Queen Margrethe
8–10 JunePeople's Republic of China
President Hu Jintao
11–12 September Federative Republic of Brazil
President Lula
9– 11 OctoberRepublic of Bulgaria
President Parvanov
20–22 November  Republic of Austria
President Heinz Fischer


11–12 MarchRomania
President Taian Basescu and Mrs. Maria Basescu
15–17 AprilGrand Duchy of Luxembourg
H.R.H. Grand Duke Henri and H.R.H. Grand Duccess Maria Teresa
5–7 May Portuguese Republic
President Anibal Cavaco Silva and Mrs. Maria Cavaco Silva
20–22 MayGreece – Hellenic Republic
President Karolos Papoulias
30 Sep–3 Oct Ukraine
President Viktor Jusjtjenko and Mrs. Kateryna Jusjtjenko


24–26 March Italian Republic
President Giorgio Napolitano and Mrs. Clio Bittoni
20–22 April Kingdom of the Netherlands
Drottning Beatrix