On March 11, 2013, His Majesty King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden welcomed the President of Turkey, Mr. Abdullah Gül and his wife to Stockholm, Sweden. The state visit began with an official welcoming ceremony at the royal palace followed by an inspection of the royal guards.
After gifts were exchanged as well as greetings from various members of the Swedish parliament and government Their Majesties hosted a luncheon at the royal palace in honor of President Gül’s visit.
In the afternoon, Her Majesty and First Lady Gül visited the Silviahemmet Foundation and the Rinkeby Academy. Meanwhile, His Majesty and President Gül, along with his Turkish delegation, attended a business seminar held at the Grand Hotel in Stockholm. His Majesty and President Gül also visited the Swedish Parliament.