State visits 2000–2009

Their Majesties The King and Queen


Incoming State visits to Sweden

Outgoing State visits


10-11 April

French Republic
President and Mrs. Jacques Chirac

2-3 May

Republic of Finland
President Tarja Halonen and Dr. Pentti Arajärvi

29-31 May

His Imperial Majesty Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko

9-11 November

Republic of Bulgaria
President Petar Stoyanov and Mrs. Antonina Stoyanova


8-11 May

Kingdom of Belgium
Their Majesties King Albert II and Queen Paola

8-11 November

Russian Federation
President and Mrs. Vladimir Putin


3-5 April

Republic of Slovenia
President and Mrs. Rudolf Schuster

5-7 November

United Mexican States
President Vicente Fox and Mrs. Martha Sahagun


25 February-
1 March

Kingdom of Thailand
Their Majesties King Bhumibol Adulyadej and Queen Sirikit

8-10 April

President and Mrs. Ion Iliescu

20-22 May

Federal Republic of Germany
Federal President and Mrs. Johannes Rau

26-28 August

Republic of Finland
President Tarja Halonen and Dr. Pentti Arajärvi

7-9 October

Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
Their Majesties King Abdullah II bin al Hussein and Queen Rania al Abdulla


2-6 February

Socialist Republic of Vietnam
President Tran Duc Luong

7-9 February

Negara Brunei Darussalam
His Majesty the Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah

15-17 June

Republic of Slovenia
President Dr. Janez Drnovsek

7-9 September

Republic of Iceland
President Olafur Ragnar Grimsson


17-19 January

Kingdom of Thailand (official visit)
Their Majesties King Bhumibol Adulyadej and Queen Sirikit

31 March-1 April

Republic of Latvia
President Vaira Vike-Freiberga

14-15 September

HM King Yang Di-Pertuan Agong XII

7-12 November 

Commonwealth of Australia
Governor General Michael Jeffery

21-23 March

Republic of Botswana
President and Mrs. Festus Gontebanye Mogae


30 May - 1June

Republic of Turkey
President Ahmey Necdet Sezer

17 - 22 July

People's Republic of China
President Hu Jintao

24 - 27 October

Governor General Michaëlle Jean


26–29 March

TM Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko

9–11 May

Kingdom of Denmark
HM Queen Margrethe

8–10 June

People's Republic of China
President Hu Jintao

11–12 September

Federative Republic of Brazil
President Lula

9– 11 October

Republic of Bulgaria
President Parvanov

20–22 November

Republic of Austria
President Heinz Fischer


11–12 March

President Taian Basescu and Mrs. Maria Basescu

15–17 April

Grand Duchy of Luxembourg
HRH Grand Duke Henri and HRH Grand Duccess Maria Teresa

5–7 May

Portuguese Republic
President Anibal Cavaco Silva and Mrs. Maria Cavaco Silva

20–22 May

Greece – Hellenic Republic
President Karolos Papoulias

30 Sep–3 Oct

President Viktor Jusjtjenko and Mrs. Kateryna Jusjtjenko


24–26 March

Italian Republic
President Giorgio Napolitano and Mrs. Clio Bittoni

20–22 April

Kingdom of the Netherlands
HM Queen Beatrix