During the visit, Mr Löfven will meet President of the Republic of Korea Moon Jae-in and Prime Minister Lee Nak-yeon. During their talks, they will discuss issues including trade and investment, social dialogue and gender equality, and nuclear disarmament. They will also discuss how efforts to promote a peaceful solution to the situation on the Korean Peninsula can be moved forward.

Sweden has a long-standing engagement on the Korean Peninsula, and discussions will also focus on how ties between Sweden and the Republic of Korea can be further strengthened. The Republic of Korea is Asia’s fourth largest economy and Sweden’s third largest trading partner in Asia. Increased trade and investments in both directions will strengthen jobs and growth in Sweden.

On 18 December, Mr Löfven will take part in the Sweden-Korea Business Summit. He will also speak at the National Assembly and meet National Assembly Speaker Moon Hee-sang. In addition, Mr Löfven will highlight Sweden’s humanitarian support during the Korean War.