South Korean State Visit to Sweden

The Swedish Royal Family hosting President Moon Jae-In and First Lady Kim Jung-sook of South Korea, who is on a State Visit to Sweden on June 14th and 15th, to celebrate and build diplomatic, economic, and cultural ties. The Presidential Couple were previously on a State Visit to Norway.

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King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia met President Moon Jae-In and First Lady Kim Jung-sook at the Royal Mews ahead of a carriage procession to the Royal Palace of Stockholm, for the official Welcome Ceremony, during which the President received military honours and inspected the guard of honour.

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🇸🇪🇰🇷 Under eftermiddagen besökte Kungen och Republiken Koreas president Ericsson Studio i Kista utanför Stockholm. Ericsson är en viktig partner i utvecklingen av 5G i Sydkorea och under besöket demonstrerades olika användningsområden av tekniken. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ De två statscheferna fick också möjlighet att uppleva en del av en e-sportmatch mellan länderna. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Därefter närvarande Kungen, presidenten och statsminister Stefan Löfven vid näringslivsseminariet Sweden-Korea Business Summit på Hotel at Six i Stockholm. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Mötet samlade över 200 representanter från ledande företag, start-ups och investerare från de två länderna. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ @thebluehouse_kr ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 📷: Sara Friberg/Kungl. Hovstaterna

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Afterwards, the group were joined by other members of the royal family for an audience and luncheon, followed by a visit to the Silviahemmet Foundation and the Ericsson Studio in Kista, as well as a Sweden-Korea Business Summit.

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In the evening, King Carl Gustaf (in the Grand Order of Mugunghwa) and Queen Silvia (in the Leuchtenberg Sapphire Tiara and the Order of Diplomatic Service Merit) hosted a State Banquet in honour of President Moon Jae-In and First Lady Kim Jung-sook at the Royal Palace of Stockholm. They processed down the media corridor and received guests before the Banquet. Both the King and President gave speeches. Crown Princess Victoria (wearing the Baden Fringe Tiara), Prince Daniel, Prince Carl Philip, Princess Sofia (in her Wedding Tiara), Princess Madeleine (wearing the Modern Fringe Tiara), and Chris O’Neill were also present. The President got the Order of the Seraphim, while the First Lady wore the Order of the Polar Star.

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  1. The Swedish Royal family was out in full force for this visit and looking very excellent, all of them. Even Princess Madeline and Chris O’Neil were there! The Queen and the First Lady of Korea were so well coordinated at the banquet. Judging by them, it looked as if both countries were in synchronization- which I guess is the whole idea behind a state visit. I wonder if Queen Silvia and the First Lady spoke in French with each other. They seemed to be speaking to each other very animatedly.

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