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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.

News from Ministry for Foreign Affairs

  • Advisory against travel to Lebanon – opinion piece and statement

    Since October 2023, the Ministry for Foreign Affairs has advised against all travel to Lebanon. The Ministry also urges all Swedes who are currently in the country to leave as soon as possible.

  • Sweden has taken part in NATO Summit for the first time as full member

    • U.S. President Joe Biden, Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg.

      U.S. President Joe Biden, Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg.

      Photo: NATO

    • NATO Summit in Washington DC on 9–11 July 2024.

      NATO Summit in Washington DC on 9–11 July 2024.

      Photo: NATO

    • Minister for Foreign Affairs Tobias Billström and Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Keir Starmer.

      Minister for Foreign Affairs Tobias Billström and Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Keir Starmer.

      Photo: NATO

    • Minister for Defence Pål Jonson, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and U.S. Secretary of Defence Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III.

      Minister for Defence Pål Jonson, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and U.S. Secretary of Defence Lloyd J. Austin III.

      Photo: Tom Samuelsson/Government Offices

    • Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg.

      Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg.

      Photo: NATO

    • NATO Summit in Washington DC on 9–11 July 2024.

      NATO Summit in Washington DC on 9–11 July 2024.

      Photo: NATO

    On 9–11 July, Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson took part in the NATO Summit in Washington DC together with Minister for Foreign Affairs Tobias Billström and Minister for Defence Pål Jonson. The member states agreed on new support to Ukraine and measures to strengthen NATO’s capability for deterrence and defence. NATO also celebrated its 75th anniversary during the summit.

  • Government’s response to situation in Israel and Palestine

    Illustration: Government Offices

    On 7 October 2023, Hamas carried out a terrorist attack against Israel. The security situation in the region has seriously deteriorated since then. Information about the Government’s response to the situation and the subsequent war is provided here.

Photo: Lev Radin SipaUSA/TT

Sweden's support to Ukraine

Since Russia launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine, Sweden has provided military, humanitarian and civil support to support Ukraine. Together with the EU, Sweden has also adopted macroeconomic support and several sanctions packages against Russia.

Close-up on a soldiers eyes
Relations between Sweden and NATO date back to 1994 when Sweden joined the Partnership for Peace (PfP). Photo: Antonia Sehlstedt/Swedish Armed Forces

Sweden in NATO

On 7 March 2024, Sweden became a full member of NATO. NATO is a defence Alliance whose purpose is to safeguard the Allies’ freedom and security. Here you will find information about Sweden’s role, and the Government’s work and policies on NATO.

Photo: mangan02/Wikimedia Commons

2024 Swedish Presidency of the Nordic Council of Ministers

A safer, greener and freer Nordic region – this is the focus of the 2024 Swedish Presidency of the Nordic Council of Ministers. The vision of the Nordic region being the world’s most integrated and sustainable region by 2030 will shape the Swedish Presidency

Photo: Tomas Utsi

Sweden mobilising efforts to boost global competitiveness and foreign trade

The Strategy for Sweden’s foreign trade, investment and global competitiveness outlines a new holistic approach to creating the best possible conditions for Swedish companies to grow, develop and assume leading positions in tomorrow’s global markets.

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