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
Anna Hallberg Minister for Foreign Trade, with responsibility for Nordic Affairs
Peter Eriksson Minister for International Development Cooperation

News from Ministry for Foreign Affairs

  • The Government to take part in opening of UN General Assembly 17–30 September

    Next week, Prime Minister Stefan Löfven, Minister for Environment and Climate, and Deputy Prime Minister, Isabella Lövin, Minister for Foreign Affairs Ann Linde and Minister for International Development Cooperation Peter Eriksson will travel to New York for the opening of the UN General Assembly.

    Prime Minister Löfven will also take part in the Climate Action Summit .”Sweden will be the world’s first fossile free welfare nation”, he says ahead of the summit.

  • New ministers in the Government

    Close-up on Ann Linde and Anna Hallberg side by side.
    Minister for Foreign Affairs Ann Linde and Minister for Foreign Trade, with responsibility for Nordic affairs Anna Hallberg. Photo: Government Offices/Julia Kviberg

    On Tuesday 10 September, Prime Minister Stefan Löfven presented changes within the Government. New Minister for Foreign Affairs and head of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs is Ann Linde. New Minister for Foreign Trade, with responsibility for Nordic affairs is Anna Hallberg.

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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