Press release from Prime Minister's Office

Prime Minister Stefan Löfven to receive Vietnam’s Prime Minister

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On Monday 27 May, Prime Minister Stefan Löfven will receive Vietnam’s Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc in Stockholm.

On Monday 27 May, Prime Minister Stefan Löfven will receive Vietnam’s Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc in Stockholm.

Vietnam’s Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc is visiting Sweden to mark 50 years of diplomatic relations between Sweden and Vietnam. The delegation led by Prime Minister Phuc includes political representatives and representatives of the Vietnamese business sector.

Discussions will focus on bilateral cooperation between Sweden and Vietnam. There is great potential to further develop these relations. Vietnam’s rapid economic development, major investment needs and strategic location in South-East Asia mean that trade and investment have become key elements of the relations. There are good prospects of further deepening the commercial exchange between the countries when the free trade agreement between the EU and Vietnam enters into force. Cooperation in multilateral forums will be discussed, including free trade, the rules-based international order and the 2030 Agenda. Issues concerning working conditions, gender equality and human rights will also be discussed.

During his visit to Sweden, Prime Minister Phuc will attend the Sweden-Vietnam Business Forum, together with Prime Minister Löfven, and also visit companies in Södertälje, Märsta and Kista. Prime Minister Phuc will have an audience with HM The King and meet the Speaker of the Riksdag in connection with a lunch at the Riksdag.

Invitation to photo opportunities

Date and time: Monday 27 May at 11.00
Place: Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Gustav Adolfs torg 1

Photographers may enter via the Kopparporten entrance at Rödbodgatan 6 between 10.10 and 10.30

Prime Minister Löfven receives Prime Minister Phuc outside the entrance to the Ministry for Foreign Affairs.
Photo opportunity on arrival.

Greetings in the entrance to the Ministry for Foreign Affairs.
Photo pool

Tête-à-tête
Photo pool

Discussions begin.
Photo pool – meeting room.

Lunch will follow the discussions.

Advance registration and/or application for a place in the photo pool is required. Please contact Nina Kefi by 14.00 Thursday 23 May.

Other programme points

Monday 27 May

Sweden-Vietnam Business Forum
Prime Minster Phuc and Prime Minister Löfven attend the Sweden-Vietnam Business Forum, where Prime Minister Löfven will give the opening address followed by a speech by Prime Minster Phuc. 

Visit to Astra Zeneca
Prime Minster Phuc visits Astra Zeneca in Södertälje in the afternoon.

Audience at the Royal Palace
Prime Minster Phuc has an audience with HM The King.

Tuesday 28 May

Visit to Ericsson
Prime Minster Phuc visits Ericsson in Kista in the morning.

Lunch with the Speaker of the Riksdag
Speaker of the Riksdag Andreas Norlén hosts a lunch.

Contact

Nina Kefi
Press coordinator at Prime Minister's Office
Phone (switchboard) +46 8 405 10 00
Mobile +46 70 662 67 79
email to Nina Kefi
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