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Royal couple’s visit strengthens connections between Sweden and Ireland

King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia’s three days in this country saw them accompanied by Swedish business figures with a view to promoting bilateral trade and bolstering trade links

26th May, 2019
President Michael D Higgins and Sabina Higgins pictured at Áras an Uachtaráin with King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden Picture: Maxwell

Their Majesties King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden have concluded a three-day official visit to Ireland, the second such visit in the history of the state. The royal couple were accompanied by representatives from the Swedish government and senior business figures, in an itinerary conceived to highlight the historic and contemporary links between Ireland and Sweden, and to promote bilateral trade.

Events included a visit to Dublin’s Croke Park, to Athlone’s Ericsson...

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