Ministry for Foreign Affairs (Sweden)

Ministry for Foreign Affairs
Utrikesdepartementet
Arvfurstens palats Stockholm Sweden.jpg
Arvfurstens palats, the seat of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, at Gustav Adolfs torg in Stockholm.
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Formed 1840 (1840)[1]
Ministers responsible Carl Bildt
Gunilla Carlsson
Ewa Björling
Website
www.sweden.gov.se/sb/d/2059
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The Ministry for Foreign Affairs (Swedish: Utrikesdepartementet) is responsible for Swedish foreign policy.

Current ministers:

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History

The ministry for Foreign Affairs was created in 1791 when King Gustav III set up Konungens kabinett för den utrikes brevväxlingen (The King's cabinet for the correspondence with foreign powers ). In 1840 the organisation formally changed its name to Utrikesdepartementet.

Government agencies

The Ministry for Foreign Affairs are principal for the following government agencies:

The Legations and Embassies in foreign countries, are under the direct authority and control of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

References

  1. ^ "Utrikesdepartementet" (in Swedish). Nationalencyklopedin. http://www.ne.se/utrikesdepartementet. Retrieved 13 November 2010.  (subscription required)

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