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Press release from Prime Minister's Office

Prime Minister Stefan Löfven to travel to Paris


On 11 November 2018, it is 100 hundred years since the ceasefire was concluded that led to the end of the First World War. This Armistice Centenary will be commemorated in Paris on 10–11 November, attended by some 80 heads of state and government and heads of international organisations.

Prime Minister Stefan Löfven has been invited by President Emmanuel Macron to attend the French Memorial Ceremony and to speak at the Paris Peace Forum.

In connection with his visit, Mr Löfven will also meet Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), to hand over the role as host of the Global Deal for Decent Work and Inclusive Growth, an initiative launched by Mr Löfven. The Global Deal aims to strengthen dialogue between the social partners and countries’ governments to improve employment conditions and productivity. A press briefing will be held during his visit.

General programme

Friday 9 November

Press briefing at the OECD, together with Secretary-General Angel Gurría.

Saturday 10 November

Reception ahead of the Armistice Centenary celebrations, at the invitation of President Emmanuel Macron, Musée d’Orsay.

Sunday 11 November

Press briefing (address announced on registration).

Memorial Ceremony to commemorate the Armistice Centenary, Arc de Triomphe.

Lunch at the Elysée Palace, at the invitation of President Emmanuel Macron.

Inauguration of the Paris Peace Forum, Grande Halle de la Villette.

Address given at the Paris Peace Forum, Grande Halle de la Villette.

Swedish media representatives who would like to take part in Mr Löfven’s press briefings should notify Press Secretary Ingela Nilsson. Please note that special accreditation is required for the Memorial Ceremony and the Paris Peace Forum.

Press contact

Ingela Nilsson
Press Secretary to Prime Minister Stefan Löfven
Phone (switchboard) +46 8 405 10 00
Petra Gustafsson
Press Counsellor, Swedish Embassy in Paris
Phone +33 1 44 18 88 45
Mobile +33 6 34 46 71 79
email to Petra Gustafsson