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Sweden
Kingdom of Sweden

Overview

  • Establishment of Diplomatic Relations : March 11, 1959
  • Bilateral Trade (2018)
    • Exports : $ 1,046 million(Passenger car, Electric Automobile, Galvanized sheet and strip, Storage battery)
    • Imports : $ 1,861 million(Pessenger car, Pharmaceuticals, Primemover, Other articles of plastic)
  • Bilateral Investments(~2018)
    • The ROK's Investment in Sweden : $ 150 million
    • Sweden's Investment in the ROK : $ 2,580 million
  • Number of Koreans living in Sweden(2019) : 12,721
  • High-level Exchanges
    • From the ROK to Sweden
      • 1994   AugustMinister of Foreign Affairs Han Seung-joo
      • 1999   OctoberMinister for Trade Han Duck-soo
      • 2000   SeptemberROK-Sweden Summit (During the United Nations General Assembly)
      • 2000   DecemberPresident Kim Dae-jung
      • 2002   MayMinister of Foreign Affairs Choi Sung-hong
      • 2002   OctoberMinister of Government Administration and Home Affairs Lee Geun-shik as a Special Envoy of the President
      • 2005   MayMinister of Health and Welfare Kim Geun-tae
      • 2006   MarchVice Minister of Foreign Affairs Yu Myung-hwan
      • 2006   MayMinister of Science and Technology Kim Woo-shik
      • 2006   AugustVice Minister of Foreign Affairs Yu Myung-hwan
      • 2007   SeptemberPrime Minister Han Duk-soo
      • 2009   May1st Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Kwon Jong-rak
      • 2009   JulyPresident Lee Myung-bak
      • 2009   SeptemberSpecial Envoy of the President Na Kyung-won
      • 2009   SeptemberMinister of Education, Science and Technology Ahn Byung-man
      • 2010   AugustCommissionner of Korea Customs Service Yoon Young-sun
      • 2010   NovemberVice Speaker of the National Assembly Hong Jae-hyung,
        Presdent of Korea-Sweden Friendship Association Jung Dong-young
      • 2012   AugustMinister of health an welfare Lim Chae-min
      • 2015   MayMinister of health and welfare Moon Hyung-pyo
      • 2016   JulyVice Speaker of the National Assembly Shim Jae-chul
      • 2016   AprilVice Minister of Trade, Industry and Energy Lee Kwan-sup
      • 2017   July1 Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Lim Sung-nam
      • 2018   JuneMinister of Employment and Labor Kim Young-joo
      • 2019   April1 Vice Minister of Science and ICT Moon Mi-ok
      • 2019   JunPresident Moon Jae-in
    • From Sweden to the ROK
      • 1993   AprilPrime Minister Carl Bildt
      • 1994   NovemberKing Carl XVI Gustaf
      • 1996   FebruaryMinister for Defense Thage G. Peterson
      • 1999   AprilMinister for Industry and Trade Leif Pagrotsky
      • 2000   SeptemberParliament President Brigitte Dahl
      • 2000   OctoberPrime Minister Goran Persson
      • 2001   MayPrime Minister Goran Persson
      • 2004   MarchPrime Minister Goran Persson
      • 2006   AprilParliament President Von Sydow
      • 2007   JuneMinister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Tolgfors
      • 2008   April King Carl XVI Gustaf (unofficial visit)
      • 2009   FebruaryMinister of Foreign Affairs Carl Bildt
      • 2010   OctoberMinister for Infrastructure Catharina Elmsater-Svard
      • 2011   FebruaryMinister of Trade Björling
      • 2011   JuneMinister of Defense Sten Tolgfors
      • 2012   MarchForeign Minister Bildt (To attend Seoul Nuclear Security Summit)
      • 2013   OctoberForeign Minister Bildt (To attend Seoul Conference on Cyberspace)
      • 2015   MarchCrown Princess Victoria
      • 2015   MayCrown Princess Victoria
      • 2015   SeptemberMinister for Public Health, Healthcare and Sports Gabriel Wikstrom
      • 2015   NovemberMinister for Enterprise Mikael Damberg
      • 2016   FebruaryChair of the Committee and Civil Affairs of Parliamentary Caroline Szyber
      • 2017   SeptemberMinister for EU Affairs and Trade Ann Linde (To attend ASEM EMM)
      • 2018   FebruaryKing Carl XVI Gustaf, Foreign Minister Margot Wallström, Minister for Health and Social Affairs Annika Strandhäll (Pyeongchang winter Olympics)
      • 2018   MarchCrown Princess Victoria (Pyeongchang Paralympics)
      • 2019   April King Carl XVI Gustaf (unofficial visit)
      • 2019 December Prime Minister Stefan Löfven

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