On Tuesday 26 May, The King and Queen and The Crown Princess Couple met experts from the Ministry for Foreign Affairs to find out more about India in preparation for the state visit.
India's President Shri Pranab Mukherjee will be visiting Sweden from 31 May until 2 June. Ahead of the state visit, the Ministry for Foreign Affairs provided The King and Queen and The Crown Princess Couple with information about topical issues in India.
This will be the first Indian state visit to Sweden. The King and Queen carried out a state visit to India in 1993, which was the first Swedish state visit to India.
Information meetings with the Ministry for Foreign Affairs are always held ahead of state visits.