Löfven visits Brazilian orphanage
As his official visit to Brazil is drawing to a close, Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven visited an orphanage in Brasilia Friday. He told the TT news agency that the experience was both reminiscent, and yet not, of his own background as an orphan.
Security, both Brazilian and Swedish, as well as armed motorcycle police, accompanied the Swedish prime minister to the Batuira home in the outskirts of the Brazilian capital.
Löfven spent the first year of his life in an orphanage, and says he feels very fortunate in relatively quickly coming to a family that wanted to and could take care of him.
He told the press that children and children’s rights are important issues for him. “That was also the reason I went to New York recently to speak at the ceremony marking the 25th anniversary of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child”, he said.