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

Ann Linde Minister for Foreign Affairs
Per Olsson Fridh Minister for International Development Cooperation
Anna Hallberg Minister for Foreign Trade and Nordic Affairs

News from Ministry for Foreign Affairs

  • Sweden as Chair of OSCE

    Photo: The Government Offices of Sweden

    The OSCE is a security policy cooperation body with 57 participating States. The OSCE’s activities are based on a broadly defined view of security that includes military arms control, human rights, rule of law and democracy. Sweden is chairing the OSCE in 2021.

  • Co-creation for innovation!

    Expo 2020 in Dubai has opened its doors and Sweden is there to create collaboration and dialogue, promote Swedish exports and contribute to sustainable solutions to global challenges. With more than 140 Swedish companies, organisations, government agencies and other actors, Sweden is there to make a difference. Expo 2020 also provides an important platform for Sweden to promote human rights, gender equality and workers’ rights.

    Hear Anna Hallberg, Minister for Foreign Trade explain more about Sweden's participation at Expo2020.

  • Sweden’s engagement in Afghanistan

    UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe

    Developments in Afghanistan are extremely serious. Lives, and the advances made in the last 20 years, are under threat. The Swedish evacuation at Kabul Airport has been completed. Sweden’s commitment to the Afghan people remains steadfast.

Ann Linde
Utrikesminister Ann Linde Kristian Pohl/Regeringskansliet

Statement of Foreign Policy 2021

On 24 February, Minister for Foreign Affairs Ann Linde presented the 2021 Statement of Foreign Policy in the Riksdag. Check against delivery.

Photo: Government Offices of Sweden/Kristian Pohl

Feminist foreign policy

Gender equality is a fundamental aim of Swedish foreign policy. Ensuring that women and girls enjoy fundamental human rights is an obligation within our international commitments and prerequisite to achieving Sweden’s broader foreign policy goals – peace, security and sustainable development.

Photo: Government Offices of Sweden.

Drive for Democracy

Strengthened engagement for democracy was announced in the 2019 Statement of Foreign Policy and in the Swedish Foreign Service’s strategic vision for the electoral period. Sweden will stand up for democratic principles and support democracy in all contexts. On 21 November 2019, the Drive for Democracy was presented to the Riksdag Committee on Foreign Affairs by Minister for Foreign Affairs Ann Linde and Minister for International Development Cooperation Peter Eriksson.

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