Foreign Minister Carl Bildt met with Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird. Photo: MFA/Anna Charlotta Johansson (CC)

Arctic challenges in focus during Minister for Foreign Affairs' trip to Canada

Sweden has reached the halfway point of its Chairmanship of the Arctic Council. Minister for Foreign Affairs Carl Bildt is travelling to Canada for political discussions on issues concerning the Arctic region and the work of the Arctic Council. During the afternoon, Mr Bildt delivered a key policy speech on the Arctic at Carleton University, where he emphasised that the Arctic region is changing and facing major challenges, of which climate change is the greatest.