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Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel to visit Bosnia and Herzegovina

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The Swedish Crown Princess Couple will be hitting the road in early November for an official visit to Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Royal Court announced.

The trip, which will take place from 5-7 November, “will focus on the capital Sarajevo,” said Ulrika Näsholm at the court’s information department.

“They are an official visit similar to those that have taken place in Jordan, Lebanon, Vietnam, South Korea, and Italy, and this time the Crown Princess Couple will be accompanied by Environment Minister Isabella Lövin,” Näsholm told Svensk Dam.

“The purpose of the visit is to strengthen the relationship between Sweden and Bosnia and Herzegovina,” the court said. “Topics that will be addressed during the visit include climate, environment, sustainable development, innovation and entrepreneurship as well as young people.”

These topics touch on some of the specific interests of the couple, especially their work with young people through The Crown Princess Couple Foundation and Prince Daniel’s commitment to entrepreneurship.

When asked about the specific itinerary for Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel’s visit, Näsholm told Svensk Dam, “We must come back to that, the programme is being developed in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and it has not been established yet.”

The visit to Bosnia and Herzegovina follows an audience King Carl XVI Gustaf, Queen Silvia, and Crown Princess Victoria held on 8 October with Minister for Foreign Affairs Ann Linde to discuss future state visits. The Crown Princess Couple will be taking on more of these overseas trips in the future as The King places more responsibility on the heir to the throne.

Crown Princess Victoria recently returned from a successful visit to Iceland this month for the Arctic Circle conference, and she is currently in Japan, along with her father, King Carl XVI Gustaf, for the Japanese enthronement.

Full details of the Crown Princess Couple’s visit to Bosnia and Herzegovina will be released in due course.

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