The King and Queen will pay a State Visit to Lithuania from 7 to 9 October 2015 at the invitation of President Dalia Grybauskaite. Minister for Foreign Affairs Margot Wallström and Minister for Enterprise and Innovation Mikael Damberg will represent the Government at the State Visit.
The theme will be ‘The Baltic Sea unites us’ and the purpose is to highlight and further strengthen Swedish-Lithuanian cooperation, politically, culturally and economically.
The purpose is also to enhance the attractiveness of Swedish enterprises and to highlight research, innovation and corporate social responsibility (CSR). Several prominent Swedish enterprises are already present on the Lithuanian market, including IKEA, TeliaSonera and Swedbank.
During the State Visit, Jens Spendrup, Chair of the Confederation of Swedish Enterprise, and Ylva Berg, CEO of Business Sweden, will head a Swedish business delegation. Prizes will be awarded at the Swedish Business Forum and Awards business forum to particularly distinguished Swedish and Lithuanian enterprises.
There will also be focus on the marine environment in the Baltic Sea region and the importance of new, efficient energy systems in the region, such as the Nordbalt power cable, which Sweden and Lithuania are constructing together.
The last State Visit to Lithuania took place in October 1992.