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A hand in the air during a demonstration
The Government strongly condemns violence by Iranian authorities against peaceful demonstrators. Photo: TT

Sweden supports the Iranian people’s demand for human rights

Sweden and the rest of the EU have expressed clear support for the Iranians, especially women and girls, who are peacefully demonstrating for their human rights. Sweden has individually, and together with the other EU Member States, condemned the violence that the Iranian authorities have used against demonstrators. Sweden has also called for those responsible for the death of Mahsa Jina Amini to be held accountable.

Minister of Foreign Affairs Tobias Billström shaking hands with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg in front of a photo wall.
Minister of Foreign Affairs Tobias Billström and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg. Photo: NATO

Minister for Foreign Affairs Tobias Billström in Bucharest for meeting of NATO Ministers of Foreign Affairs

Minister for Foreign Affairs Tobias Billström is in Bucharest on 29–30 November to take part in the meeting of NATO Ministers of Foreign Affairs, marking Sweden’s first time participating as an applicant country (invitee).

Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson
Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson presented the Statement of Government EU Policy in the debate between party leaders on EU policy on 16 November 2022. Photo: Ninni Andersson/Government Offices of Sweden

Statement of Government EU Policy

Correction: Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson presented the Statement of Government EU Policy in the debate between party leaders on EU policy on 16 November 2022. Check against delivery.

The ministers during a press conference
Pål Jonson, Minister for Defence, Ulf Kristersson, Prime Minister and Johan Forssell, Minister for International Development Cooperation and Foreign Trade during a press conference on November 16. Photo: Ninni Andersson/Government Offices of Sweden

Government to send record support package to Ukraine

The Government is moving ahead on a winter package to Ukraine. The package is the largest to date and includes military and humanitarian support and support for rehabilitation of critical infrastructure.

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