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King Carl XVI Gustaf invites President of Kazakhstan on state visit

His Majesty King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden has invited President Nursultan Nazarbayev of Kazakhstan on a state visit to Sweden. The President of Kazakhstan has accepted and will visit Stockholm from the 12 to the 13th of October of this year.

King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden was asked by the government to invite the President of Kazakhstan. President Nazarbayev has served as the President of Kazakhstan since 1991.

The President of Kazakhstan. Photo: Ricardo Stuckert/PR/Agência Brasil (CC BY 3.0 br) via Wikimedia Commons

Kazakhstan is one of the government’s 26 prioritised countries for trade and business promotion. The country is said to be implementing profound changes in different sectors of society, and there is a keen interest in Swedish solutions for their problems. One of the focuses of the state visit will be sustainable urban planning. Several ministers from both countries will take part in the visit.

Both Sweden and Kazakhstan hold non-permanent seats in the Security Council of the United Nations in 2017-2018. The two countries have a common interest in dialogue and working together on the matters of the Security Council. Those issues include security and development in Central Asia and for disarmament and non-proliferation.

The visit will last two days and take place in Sweden’s capital of Stockholm. The concrete programme and the members of the Swedish Royal Family who will be involved in the state visit have not been announced yet. It is, however, very unlikely Princess Sofia will be taking part in the visit as she is due to give birth to her second baby in September. It is also unlikely that Princess Madeleine participates as she currently lives with her family in London.

Additional information and participants will be released by the Royal Court of Sweden closer to the date of the state visit.

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