Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven to receive Germany’s Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel on 31 January, 2017

STOCKHOLM, 20-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — On Tuesday 31 January, Prime Minister Stefan Löfven will receive Germany’s Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel. Talks between the two will primarily address the future of the EU and current issues such as security and migration.

“I look forward to welcoming Chancellor Merkel to Stockholm. We are still facing many major challenges in Europe, and it is important for Sweden to be able to cooperate with Germany for more jobs and higher growth, for security, and to ensure that the EU is better able to deal with the refugee situation,” says Mr Löfven.

Programme for the visit

Early morning

Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel arrives in Sweden. She is received by Minister for Enterprise and Innovation Mikael Damberg.
Photo opportunity

Morning

The King and Queen receive Chancellor Merkel in an audience at the Royal Palace.
Photo pool.

Lunch

Prime Minister Stefan Löfven receives Chancellor Merkel at Rosenbad.
Photo opportunity at the entrance.

Tête-à-tête.
Photo pool.

Mr Löfven and Dr Merkel hold a joint press conference in Bella Venezia.
Languages: Swedish and German.

The press conference will be webcast live on government.se and regeringen.se.

Afternoon

Prime Minister Löfven and Chancellor Merkel take part in the seminar ‘Innovation and cooperation for a sustainable future’, where they will each give a speech.
Photo opportunity and opportunity for the media to attend the speeches.

Advance registration

Media representatives must register and/or apply for a place in the photo pool. Please register/apply via the International Press Centre at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs no later than 16.00 on 27 January. More detailed information about times and venues will be sent to media representatives concerned.

Advance registration/application for place in photo pool

Contact

Dan Lundqvist Dahlin
Press Secretary to Prime Minister Stefan Löfven
Phone (switchboard) +46 (0)8-405 10 00
Mobile +46 (0)72 553 66 29
email to Dan Lundqvist Dahlin

Boel Lindbergh
Head of the International Press Centre, Ministry for Foreign Affairs
Phone +46 (0) 8 405 50 08
Mobile +46 (0) 72 735 50 08
email to Boel Lindbergh

SOURCE:  Government Offices Of Sweden

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