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Statement by Margot Wallström on the terrorist attacks in Yemen

"I am shocked and distressed by yesterday's appalling terrorist attacks in Yemen. The attacks against two mosques in Sana'a killed at least 140 people and many more were seriously injured.

The Government condemns these cowardly acts of terrorism, which deliberately targeted civilians during Friday prayers. Our thoughts go to the victims' families and loved ones."

Minister for International Development Cooperation Isabella Lövin talks to UNDP Administrator Helen Clark ahead of their participation in a seminar on the role of women in risk reduction. Photo: Annika Flensburg/Government Offices of Sweden

Isabella Lövin in Sendai

As cyclone Pam wreaked devastation and human suffering on Vanuatu, Kiribati, Tuvalu and the Solomon Islands, the UN's third World Conference was taking place in Sendai, Japan, to discuss how the risks and impact of natural disasters can be reduced in the future. Minister for International Development Cooperation Isabella Lövin is leading the Swedish delegation at the conference.

"Pam demonstrates how important it is that the international community is able to agree on a strong framework to prevent similar disasters in the future. Curbing climate change is a key issue. If we do not succeed, natural disasters will be high on the global agenda for the foreseeable future," says Ms Lövin.

Sweden offers loan to Ukraine

Sweden has decided to offer Ukraine a bilateral loan of USD 100 million. This loan, together with our political support for the country's autonomous path, independence and territorial integrity, will help to strengthen Ukraine.

Ukrainas Chargé d'Affaires Ihor Tseluiko, Olexij Rjabchin, Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze, utrikesminister Margot Wallström, Oksana Syrojid, Natalija Katser-Buchkovska, Hanna Hopko och Dmitro Sjimkiv. Foto: Tobias Vestergren/Regeringskansliet Ukrainas Chargé d'Affaires Ihor Tseluiko, Olexij Rjabchin, Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze, utrikesminister Margot Wallström, Oksana Syrojid, Natalija Katser-Buchkovska, Hanna Hopko och Dmitro Sjimkiv. Foto: Tobias Vestergren/Regeringskansliet

Minister for Foreign Affairs received young Ukrainian MPs

Yesterday the Minister for Foreign Affairs received a group of young, newly elected Ukrainian parliamentarians who are on a three-day visit to Stockholm at the invitation of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs.

The purpose of the visit is to establish links with counterparts in the Swedish Riksdag and to hear about Swedish experience in areas that are important for the process of reform in Ukraine, such as energy policy, decentralisation and eGovernment. The group will also have time for a public appearance at Stockholm University.

Midwives4All

Wallström on Midwives4All: Professionals Who Put Women First Have the Power to Change the Future

Today, on International Women's Day, Sweden is speaking out in support of every woman's right to a midwife. The midwifery profession and workforce have the power to save thousands of lives each year.

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