Ministry for Foreign Affairs

The Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Sweden's missions abroad are responsible for Sweden’s foreign, development cooperation and trade policy.

Responsible ministers

Margot Wallström Minister for Foreign Affairs
Peter Eriksson Minister for International Development Cooperation
Ann Linde Minister for Foreign Trade, with responsibility for Nordic affairs

News from Ministry for Foreign Affairs

  • New Government

    Photo: Diana Qudhaib / Government Offices of Sweden

    Margot Wallström is Minister for Foreign Affairs, Ann Linde is Minister for Foreign Trade with responsibility for Nordic affairs and Peter Eriksson is Minister for International Development Cooperation in the new Swedish Government.

  • 10 points on Sweden’s membership of the UN Security Council 2017–2018

    UN Photo/Loey Felipe

    As a principled member of the United Nations Security Council 2017-2018, Sweden took its cue from the foundation stones of international law, human rights, gender equality and a humanitarian perspective. The Swedish working method was characterised by listening, creativity, active diplomacy and an ambition to achieve results. We are grateful for the good cooperation with partners during our tenure.

Photo: Jonas Svensson, Swedish Armed Forces

Sweden in the UN Security Council

Sweden is a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council in 2017–2018. As an open country that is dependent on the rest of the world, it is in Sweden’s interests to contribute to and defend the international order, at the heart of which lie the United Nations and the Security Council.

Minister for Foreign Affairs Margot Wallström
Minister for Foreign Affairs Margot Wallström. Foto: Anders Löwdin

Statement of Foreign Policy 2018

On Wednesday 14 February 2018, Minister for Foreign Affairs Margot Wallström presented the Statement of Foreign Policy to the Riksdag.

Margot Wallström presenterade Utrikesdeklarationen 2015
Minister for Foreign Affairs Margot Wallström presented the Statement of Foreign Policy 2015 Photo: Melker Dahlstrand/The Swedish Parliament

Feminist foreign policy

Equality between women and men is a fundamental aim of Swedish foreign policy. Ensuring that women and girls can enjoy their fundamental human rights is both an obligation within the framework of our international commitments, and a prerequisite for reaching Sweden’s broader foreign policy goals on peace, and security and sustainable development.

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