Governor General David Johnston visits Sweden

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On 19–23 February 2017, Governor General of Canada His Excellency David Johnston, accompanied by Her Excellency Sharon Johnston, will pay a State Visit to Sweden at the invitation of His Majesty The King.

The four-day visit will encompass Stockholm, Malmö, Lund and Gothenburg with focus on building innovative, sustainable societies that benefit everyone. Their Majesties King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia will be hosting Their Excellencies during the visit, as well as parlamentarians and prominent Canadians, who are leaders in innovation, trade, research, social inclusion and sustainability. They will work with their Swedish counterparts to further enhance the Canada-Sweden collaboration. The Swedish Government will be represented by Prime Minister Stefan Löfven, Minister for EU Affairs and Trade Ann Linde, and Minister for Higher Education and Research Helene Hellmark Knutsson

This will be the second time a Canadian Governor General conducts a visit to Sweden.

Follow the visit on Twitter under: #GGSweden

Prime Minister Löfven in meeting with the Governor General during State visit

Photos from State visit day one

Statement from the Governor General in Stockholm, Sweden


Statement from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau