Press release from Ministry for Foreign Affairs

State Visit from the Republic of Korea


On 14–15 June, the President of the Republic of Korea, His Excellency Moon Jae-in, will pay a State Visit to Sweden at the invitation of His Majesty The King. The President will be accompanied by his wife, First Lady Kim Jung-sook.

President Moon Jae-in will be accompanied by a delegation comprising South Korean government ministers and business representatives. The programme includes talks and meetings with the Prime Minister and Swedish ministers, members of parliament and business representatives.

Sweden and South Korea are celebrating 60 years of diplomatic relations this year, and the aim of the State Visit is to consolidate and enhance the good relations between the two countries. South Korea is Asia’s fourth-largest economy and one of the world’s most innovative countries. There is considerable potential for increased trade and strengthened exchanges, including in innovation, research, digital transformation and the creative industries. Increased collaboration on social welfare and labour market issues will also be discussed. Sweden has a unique history and presence on the Korean peninsula, and peace and security issues will be highlighted during the visit.

More information about the programme and participants will be published closer to the time of the visit.

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Media representatives will need special accreditation from the Ministry for Foreign Affairs to cover the State Visit. The deadline for accreditation applications is Monday 10 June 2019.

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Press contact

Boel Lindbergh
Head of the International Press Centre, Ministry for Foreign Affairs
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Aili Ramberg
Desk Officer, Department for Asia and the Pacific Region
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