Ann Linde

Ann Linde, Utrikes­minister

Minister for Foreign Affairs

Ministry for Foreign Affairs

“As ever more democracies around the world are being challenged, Sweden must remain a strong and respected voice for peace, freedom and human rights. Our foreign policy will help, in cooperation with others, to increase security and safety, in our neighbourhood and globally. This is how we protect our fundamental democratic rights and our common security throughout the world.”

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  • Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

    Photo: Frida Drake/Ministry for Foreign Affairs

    The Swedish Government’s stance is clear: support to Ukraine, sanctions against Russia and a stronger Sweden. Sweden, the EU and many other countries are standing with Ukraine.

    Here you will find information about the Government’s work related to the security situation in Ukraine.

Foto: UN Photo/Ryan Brown

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.

Ann Linde står i riksdagens talarstol och talar.
Utrikesminister Ann Linde presenterade regeringens utrikespolitiska deklaration i riksdagen. Foto: Riksdagen

Statement of Foreign Policy 2022

On 16 February, Minister for Foreign Affairs Ann Linde presented the 2022 Statement of Foreign Policy in the Riksdag. This year’s Statement of Foreign Policy is Ms Linde’s third as Minister for Foreign Affairs.

United Nations General Assembly Photo: Åke E:son Lindman

Sweden and the UN

The United Nations is a central arena for Sweden’s action to address global challenges. Through the UN, Sweden contributes to conflict prevention, peace efforts, rebuilding of conflict-affected states, and disarmament and non-proliferation.

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