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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.

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  • EU reaches historic decision to use revenues generated by Russian assets to support Ukraine

    In response to Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, the EU decided to immobilise the Central Bank of the Russian Federation’s assets in the EU. During the Swedish Presidency of the Council, an EU Working Group was established to investigate the possibility of using frozen Russian assets to support Ukraine. This work as resulted in the EU’s decision on 21 May to use the net extraordinary revenues generated by the immobilised assets to provide military and macroeconomic support to Ukraine.

  • Government increases humanitarian support to Gaza

    Forssell is talking during a press conference, standing in front of the Swedish flag and the EU flag
    Minister for International Development Cooperation and Foreign Trade Johan Forssell presents a new humanitarian aid package to Gaza. Stina Gullander/Government Offices of Sweden

    In view of the extensive humanitarian needs in Gaza, the Government has presented a new humanitarian aid package amounting to SEK 120 million. The support will be distributed to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the World Food Programme (WFP).

  • Government’s response to situation in Israel and Palestine

    Illustration: Government Offices

    On 7 October 2023, Hamas carried out a terrorist attack against Israel. The security situation in the region has seriously deteriorated since then. Information about the Government’s response to the situation and the subsequent war is provided here.

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Relations between Sweden and NATO date back to 1994 when Sweden joined the Partnership for Peace (PfP). Photo: Antonia Sehlstedt/Swedish Armed Forces

Sweden in NATO

On 7 March 2024, Sweden became a full member of NATO. NATO is a defence Alliance whose purpose is to safeguard the Allies’ freedom and security. Here you will find information about Sweden’s role, and the Government’s work and policies on NATO.

Photo: Lev Radin SipaUSA/TT

Sweden's support to Ukraine

Since Russia launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine, Sweden has provided military, humanitarian and civil support to support Ukraine. Together with the EU, Sweden has also adopted macroeconomic support and several sanctions packages against Russia.

Photo: mangan02/Wikimedia Commons

2024 Swedish Presidency of the Nordic Council of Ministers

A safer, greener and freer Nordic region – this is the focus of the 2024 Swedish Presidency of the Nordic Council of Ministers. The vision of the Nordic region being the world’s most integrated and sustainable region by 2030 will shape the Swedish Presidency

Photo: Tomas Utsi

Sweden mobilising efforts to boost global competitiveness and foreign trade

The Strategy for Sweden’s foreign trade, investment and global competitiveness outlines a new holistic approach to creating the best possible conditions for Swedish companies to grow, develop and assume leading positions in tomorrow’s global markets.

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