Prime Minister Stefan Löfven received the President of the Republic of Korea

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In connection with the State Visit by President of the Republic of Korea Moon Jae-in, celebrating 60 years of diplomatic relations, Prime Minister Stefan Löfven received President Moon for bilateral talks in Saltsjöbaden on 15 June.

  • Photo: Nils Petter Nilsson/Government Offices of Sweden

  • Photo: Nils Petter Nilsson/Government Offices of Sweden

President Moon is particularly interested in Sweden’s work on labour market and welfare issues. During their talks, Mr Löfven therefore told him about the Saltsjöbaden Agreement – the labour market agreement concluded in 1938 – and the Swedish model based on social dialogue and gender equality.

They also discussed the potential to further strengthen trade, investment and cooperation on innovation, and oversaw the signing of cooperation agreements on economic development, innovation and start-ups.

Foreign and security policy was also on the agenda, including multilateral cooperation, climate issues, and democracy and human rights. The situation on the Korean Peninsula was discussed, with a particular focus on cooperation to bring about nuclear disarmament and a peaceful resolution.