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Press release from Prime Minister's Office

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

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.

Accreditation application

Press contact

Dan Lundqvist Dahlin
Press Secretary, Prime Minister’s Office
Phone (switchboard) +46 8 405 10 00
Boel Lindbergh
Head of the International Press Centre, Ministry for Foreign Affairs
Phone +46 8 405 50 08
Mobile +46 72 735 50 08
email to Boel Lindbergh