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 and Nordic Affairs
Matilda Ernkrans Minister for International Development Cooperation

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Sweden as Chair of OSCE

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.

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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.

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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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Sweden’s engagement in Afghanistan

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.

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