Political, economic and cultural cooperation between Finland and Sweden formed the broad focus of a royal state visit by the King and Queen of Sweden from 3 to 5 March. In addition, H.M. King Carl XVI Gustaf and H.M. Queen Silvia met with young Finns in particular.
The three-day visit by the King and Queen of Sweden ended in Lappeenranta on Thursday 5 March. The day began at Helsinki Railway Station, from where H.M. King Carl XVI Gustaf and H.M. Queen Silvia departed for Eastern Finland. During the ensuing train journey, the civic and provincial leaders of Lappeenranta briefed the royal couple on the region.
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