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New Zealand’s Speaker visits Sweden

Published: 20 October 2017 at 12.41

At the invitation of the Speaker of the Riksdag, Urban Ahlin, the Speaker of New Zealand’s House of Representatives, David Carter, is visiting Sweden between 19 and 21 October. Urban Ahlin welcomed his fellow Speaker and accompanying delegation on 19 October.

Ahlin and Carter in discussion as Secretary-General of the Riksdag Kathrin Flossing shows MP Sarah Dowie the counties’ coats of arms in the Grand Gallery.

Ahlin and Carter in discussion as Secretary-General of the Riksdag Kathrin Flossing shows MP Sarah Dowie the counties’ coats of arms in the Grand Gallery. Photo: Anders Löwdin

Speaker Urban Ahlin received the Speaker of the New Zealand House of Representatives David Carter for a meeting followed by dinner, at which Members of the Riksdag from the Committee on the Labour Market, Committee on Education and Committee on Foreign Affairs were also present.

Speaker Carter’s visit to Sweden follows Speaker Ahlin’s trip to Australia and New Zealand undertaken together with a delegation between 25 August and 8 September 2017, and is the first official visit of a New Zealand Speaker to Sweden.

During his visit so far, Speaker Carter has held an audience with Crown Princess Victoria and had meetings with Minister for Foreign Affairs Margot Wallström (Social Democratic Party), among others.

The visit to Sweden will conclude with Speaker Carter travelling to Kiruna with his delegation in order to visit the Sami Parliament, LKAB and the Esrange Space Centre.