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

  • France and Sweden announce joint decision to develop a common strategy for combating human trafficking for sexual exploitation

    Portrait picture of the two Foreign Ministers of France and Sweden side by side.
    Jean-Yves Le Drian, Minister of Europe and Foreign Affairs, and Margot Wallström, Minister for Foreign Affairs. Photo: Quai d'Orsay and Government Offices/Kristian Pohl

    Today - on the International Women's Day - the Government of France and the Government of Sweden are proud to announce our joint decision to develop a common strategy for combating human trafficking for sexual exploitation in Europe and globally.

  • Ludwig Göransson receives the Government’s Music Export Prize 2018

    Thomas Johansson, Minister for Foreign Trade Ann Linde, Ludwig Göransson och Ulla Sjöström under prisutdelningen av Regeringens musikexportpris 2018.
    Thomas Johansson, Minister for Foreign Trade Ann Linde, Ludwig Göransson och Ulla Sjöström. Photo: Sofia Nahringbauer/Regeringskansliet

    The Government’s prize for extraordinary services to Swedish music exports in 2018 has been awarded to composer and producer Ludwig Göransson. The Government’s 2018 Special Prize for long-standing contributions to Swedish music exports has been awarded this year to Thomas Johansson, Live Nation. The commendation for achievements of particular importance to the internationalisation of Swedish music has been awarded to Musikmakarna and Ulla Sjöström.

Photo: Jonas Svensson, Swedish Armed Forces

Sweden in the UN Security Council

After being elected by a wide margin to the United Nations Security Council, Sweden was a non-permanent member of the Council for the 2017–2018 term. As a principled member of the United Nations Security Council, 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.

Photo: Anders Löwdin / The Riksdag

The Government’s Statement of Foreign Policy 2019

Priorities and goals of the Government's foreign policy.

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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