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The Speaker leads delegation on official visit to Norway

10 June 2019 klockan 11.49

On 4 – 5 June, the Speaker Andreas Norlén led a delegation of members of the Riksdag on an official visit to the Norwegian Parliament – the Storting, in Oslo.

This was the Speaker's first official visit to Norway. The delegation included the members of the Riksdag Gunilla Carlsson (Social Democratic Party), Alexandra Anstrell (Moderate Party), Aron Emilsson (Sweden Democrats) and Magnus Ek (Centre Party).

The purpose of the visit was to make use of and build on the good bilateral relations between Sweden and Norway. The programme provided opportunities for discussions on parliamentary cooperation, common matters regarding Nordic cooperation, defence and security policy and climate challenges. During his visit, the Speaker Andreas Norlén was also received by the President of the Storting Tone Wilhelmsen Trøen.

The Speaker Andreas Norlén also received an audience with King Harald V.

The programme also included meetings with the Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Søreide, the Minister of Education and Integration Jan Tore Sanner, the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and Defence and the Standing Committee on Energy and the Environment.

Another item on the programme was a Nordic round-table discussion on gender equality in the parliaments with MPs from Norway, Sweden and Finland, the participants of which included the Speaker Andreas Norlén and the Second Deputy Speaker Åsa Lindestam.