16 Mar Ri Yong-ho expected to hold second day of talks with Swedish counterpart in Stockholm. To celebrate 60 years of diplomatic relations between Sweden and South Korea, a choreography exchange with Skånes Dansteater and Korea National Contemporary Dance Company will be held both in Sweden and Korea during 'Sweden Connection I' is the first project. Marmalade_credit_Claire Parson's. 15 Mar Sweden has long played an intermediary role between the United States and North Korea, which do not have diplomatic relations. With the United States lacking an embassy in North Korea, Sweden is the so-called protecting power that provides consular services for Americans, including meeting with.