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Prime Minister Löfven to receive Japan’s Prime Minister Abe
On 8–9 July, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will visit Sweden at the invitation of Prime Minister Stefan Löfven. They will meet to discuss deeper economic cooperation, including innovation, the UN Security Council – of which both Sweden and Japan are members in 2017 – and the 150th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Sweden and Japan which will be celebrated next year.
Programme for the visit
Saturday 8 July
Evening Prime Minister Shinzo Abe arrives in Sweden. He is received at Arlanda Airport by Minister Mikael Damberg. Photo opportunity.
Evening The Prime Minister receives Prime Minister Abe and Mrs Abe for dinner. Photo pool.
Sunday 9 July
Morning The Prime Minister receives Prime Minister Abe for talks at Rosenbad. Photo opportunity at the entrance.
Tête-à-tête and start of talks. Photo pool.
Joint press statement by the Prime Minister Löfven and Prime Minister Abe in the entrance to Rosenbad. Languages: English and Japanese.
The press statement will be webcast on www.regeringen.se
After taking leave of Prime Minister Abe, Prime Minister Löfven will be available to the media for comments concerning the meeting.
To editorial offices
Accreditation from the Ministry for Foreign Affairs is required to cover the visit. The deadline to apply for accreditation is 18.00 on Thursday 6 July. More detailed information about times and venues will be sent to media representatives concerned.