On November 21, just prior to the present crisis over the budget (Löfven today said that a reelection will be announced on Dec. 29), Sweden’s newly elected Prime Minister Stefan Löfven joined the Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce New York for an exclusive luncheon held at Restaurant Aquavit. Löfven shared insights from his, at the time, 49 days as a prime minister. At the luncheon, Prime Minister Löfven released the news that a Consulate-General will open in New York.
"It is important for Sweden to strengthen relations with the United States, and New York is the world capital,” said Prime Minister Stefan Löfven. “It is a fantastic city and so much happens here — economically, politically and culturally — that affects us Swedes. This is why we are opening a new Consulate-General."