G-20 Trip 2013
Sweden and G-20
In Stockholm, President Obama will highlight the close friendship and partnership we share with Sweden and our leadership together on issues such as trade and investment, advancing clean technologies and environmental sustainability, and advancing opportunity and dignity for people around the world. At his 7th G-20, President Obama will consult with Leaders of the world’s largest economies on their shared interest in growth, job creation and financial stability.
In the afternoon, the President visited the Great Synagogue in Stockholm and met with Holocaust survivors and the family of Raoul Wallenberg, a Swedish diplomat and honorary U.S. citizen who worked courageously to save lives while serving as Sweden’s special envoy in Budapest during WWII.
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President Obama visited Sweden’s Royal Institute of Technology, home to cutting-edge renewable energy research.
In the evening, President Obama attended a dinner with the leaders of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden.
In the morning, President Obama met with King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden.
The President then traveled from Stockholm to St. Petersburg for the G-20.
At the G-20, the President attended Leaders working session on growth and the global economy.
In the evening, President Obama attended the G-20 Leaders working dinner on sustainable development.
The President attended the G-20 session on investing in growth and jobs.
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The President participated in the G-20 Leaders family photo at the Pavilion of Negotiations at Konstantinovsky Palace.
The President then participated in the G-20 Leaders working lunch on growth and trade.
In the afternoon, following the G-20, the President participated in a press conference.
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President Barack Obama talks with Foreign Minister Carl Bildt of Sweden during the arrival ceremony at Stockholm-Arlanda International Airport in Sweden, Sept. 4, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
President Barack Obama and Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt participate in a joint press conference at Rosenbad in Stockholm, Sweden, Sept. 4, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
President Barack Obama greets a guest following remarks honoring Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg at the Stockholm Synagogue in Stockholm, Sweden, Sept. 4, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)
President Barack Obama and Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt view possessions of Raoul Wallenberg at the Great Synagogue of Stockholm in Stockholm, Sweden, Sept. 4, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
President Barack Obama is shown an example of a vehicle that uses fuel cells by Professor Goran Lindbergh during a tour of an energy expo at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden, Sept. 4, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)
President Barack Obama waves as he walks to the working dinner with other G-20 leaders at Peterhof Palace in St. Petersburg, Russia, Sept. 5, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)
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President Obama Visits Sweden
President Obama arrived in Stockholm for a brief visit ahead of the G-20 in St. Petersburg. This marks the first-ever bilateral visit by a U.S. President to Sweden.