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The Speaker received Canada's Governor General

Published: 24 February 2017 at 14.17

On 20 February, the Speaker Urban Ahlin received Canada's Governor General David Johnston for a meeting at the Riksdag. 

Speaker Urban Ahlin greetsGovernor General David Johnston at the Riksdag

Speaker Urban Ahlin greetsGovernor General David Johnston at the Riksdag Photo: Melker Dahlstrand

In addition to the Speaker, the Governor General also met members of the Riksdag. Matters on the agenda included bilateral parliamentary relations, the environment and climate, integration and the labour market, the Arctic region, relations with Russia and the new US Administration.

The four-day State Visit will take place in Stockholm, Malmö, Lund and Gothenburg, at the invitation of HM The King. The Government will be represented by Prime Minister Stefan Löfven (Social Democratic Party), Minister for EU Affairs and Trade Ann Linde (Social Democratic Party) and Minister for Higher Education and Research Helene Hellmark Knutsson (Social Democratic Party).