President Parmelin to meet with king and prime minister during presidential visit to Sweden

Bern, 11.06.2021 - President Guy Parmelin will travel to Sweden on 14 June. During his presidential visit he will be received by King Carl XVI Gustaf. Separate talks are also scheduled to take place with Prime Minister Stefan Löfven, Minister of Enterprise, Industry and Innovation Ibrahim Baylan, Minister for Higher Education and Research Matilda Ernkrans and Speaker of Parliament Andreas Norlén.

The purpose of the talks is to discuss common goals at the international level, European policy and political, economic and scientific cooperation. The visit will also include talks on economic policy measures to address the pandemic.

In addition, a declaration of intent will be signed in the presence of the Swiss president and the Swedish prime minister between Innosuisse and Vinnova on strengthening the cooperation that has existed between the two innovation agencies since 2013. The Swiss delegation, which includes Innosuisse Director Annalise Eggimann and State Secretary Martina Hirayama, Director of the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI), will also meet with representatives of the Swedish science and research community in Stockholm.

The last visit by a Swiss president to Sweden took place in 2009. The two countries largely share the same values and objectives. Cooperation in multilateral bodies, particularly the UN and the OSCE, is very important. Sweden is also Switzerland’s largest trading and investment partner in the Nordic region.

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