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Speaker of the Lithuanian Parliament visits the Riksdag

Published: 27 January 2017 at 10.31

The Speaker of the Riksdag Urban Ahlin received the Speaker of the Lithuanian Parliament – the Seimas – Viktoras Pranckietis during his official visit to the Riksdag on 26 January.

The Speaker of the Seimas Viktoras Pranckietis, the Deputy Speaker Gediminas Kirkilas and Member of Parliament Rasa Juknevičienė with the Speaker of the Riksdag Urban Ahlin and the Secretary-General of the Riksdag Kathrin Flossing.

The Speaker of the Seimas Viktoras Pranckietis, the Deputy Speaker Gediminas Kirkilas and Member of Parliament Rasa Juknevičienė with the Speaker of the Riksdag Urban Ahlin and the Secretary-General of the Riksdag Kathrin Flossing. Photo: Melker Dahlstrand

The Speakers of both parliaments had a meeting in the Riksdag, and members of the Riksdag Committees on Foreign Affairs and Industry and Trade and the Committee on EU Affairs also participated in the meeting. The Third Deputy Speaker Esabelle Dingizian (Green Party) hosted a lunch with the visiting Speaker and in the evening a dinner was arranged for the Lithuanian Speaker and his delegation.

Alongside his visit to the Riksdag, the programme of Speaker Pranckietis's visit to Sweden also included an audience with King Carl XVI Gustaf, meetings with the Minister for Justice and Migration Morgan Johansson, and the Minister for Policy Coordination and Energy Ibrahim Baylan as well as a visit to the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences in Uppsala.