Foreign and security policy

Foreign policy is about Sweden’s relations with and policies towards other countries. Preventing risks and threats is an important part of security policy, which in turn is part of foreign policy. Swedish policy is pursued via direct relations with other countries and also through bodies such as the EU and the UN.

Responsible for foreign and security policy

Responsible minister

Tobias Billström
Tobias Billström Minister for Foreign Affairs

Responsible ministry

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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.

Photo: Frida Drake/Ministry for Foreign Affairs

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

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.

Illustration: The Government Offices of Sweden

Sweden and NATO

Information about the Government’s work in relation to Sweden’s application for NATO membership is gathered here.

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.

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