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Wednesday, 5 April 2023, Magdeburg, Germany: Saxony-Anhalt’s Premier Dr. Reiner Haseloff received the Swedish Ambassador Per Thöresson for his inaugural visit to the State Chancellery. The trip belongs to a larger tour of the sixteen German Bundesländer being undertaken by Ambassador Thöresson in his capacity as Chair of the EU Group of Ambassadors as his homeland is holding the rotating presidency of the European Council. 

The two interlocutors talked about the diverse bilateral relations and about possibilities for further cooperation, especially in the areas of business, education and culture. Ambassador Thöresson also told Premier Haseloff about Sweden’s current EU Presidency, which the country holds until the end of June 2023.

Following the talks in the State Chancellery, the Ambassador completed a full-day programme of visits in Saxony-Anhalt. He spoke with State Secretary Dr. Jürgen Ude, State Secretary for Structural Change in Central Germany and Major Industrial Projects, about the INTEL settlement in Magdeburg. The current chairmanship of Saxony-Anhalt in the Conference of European Ministers was the starting point for a discussion with Minister of State Rainer Robra, Minister of State for Culture and Europe and Head of the State Chancellery.

The guest from Sweden also met representatives of the European Movement Saxony-Anhalt e. V. and the Jean Monnet Chair IMUDE of the Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg for an exchange, and presented the programme of the Swedish EU Presidency to them.

Finally, the Swedish delegation around the ambassador visited the European Youth Education Centre Magdeburg in Villa Böckelmann. There, actors of European youth work in Saxony-Anhalt – including GOEUROPE!, OTTOPIA! and the Saxony-Anhalt Youth Advisory Council – presented their work.

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