Ministry for Foreign Affairs (Sweden)

Ministry for Foreign Affairs
Arvfurstens palats 2011a.jpg
Arvfurstens palats, the seat of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, at Gustav Adolfs torg in Stockholm.
Agency overview
Formed 1791 (1791)[1]
Ministers responsible
  • Ann Linde, Minister for Foreign Affairs
  • Peter Eriksson, Minister for International Development Cooperation
  • Anna Hallberg, Minister for Foreign Trade, with responsibility for Nordic affairs
Website English-language website

The Ministry for Foreign Affairs (Swedish: Utrikesdepartementet, UD) is responsible for Swedish foreign policy.


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 Foreign Letters of Exchange ). In 1840 the organisation formally changed its name to Utrikesdepartementet.

Government agencies

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


  1. ^ "Utrikesdepartementet". Nationalencyklopedin (in Swedish). Retrieved 13 November 2010. (subscription required)

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