Professor Anders Hallberg, Vice-Chancellor of Uppsala University, Professor Inger Österdahl, Professor of International law, Ambassador Liden, Distinguished guests and dignitaries, Ladies and Gentlemen,
Jag är glad att vara i Sverige. [Swedish for “I am happy to be in Sweden.]
Thank you for this wonderful welcome.
For a United Nations Secretary-General, a visit to Sweden is like a pilgrimage.
Your country and its people have had a formative influence on the United Nations.