Source: Government Offices of Sweden, Ministry for Foreign Affairs |

Coronavirus - Algeria: Change to the temporary ban on entry into Sweden

Residents of Algeria will no longer be exempted from the entry ban

The Government has today decided on a change to the temporary ban on entry into Sweden. As a result of this change, residents of Algeria will no longer be exempted from the entry ban. Today’s decision is in line with the Council of the European Union's latest recommendation to EU…

Source: Government Offices of Sweden, Ministry for Foreign Affairs |

Prime Minister Stefan Löfven and Minister for Foreign Trade and Nordic Affairs Anna Hallberg to visit South Africa on 8–10 March

Topics for discussion during the visit include cooperation in trade and investment, global challenges, the labour market, the environment and climate, energy, research and culture

Prime Minister Stefan Löfven will visit South Africa on 8–10 March. Minister for Foreign Trade and Nordic Affairs Anna Hallberg and a Swedish business delegation will also take part in the visit. During the visit, Mr Löfven will meet South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa for bilateral talks. Mr Löfven and…

Source: Government Offices of Sweden, Ministry for Foreign Affairs |

The Prime Minister receives Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali

Following the visit to Stockholm, Prime Minister Abiy will continue to Oslo for the Nobel Peace Prize award ceremony

On Monday 9 December, Prime Minister Stefan Löfven will receive Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali. They will discuss Ethiopia’s reform efforts and enhanced cooperation between Sweden and Ethiopia on bilateral and multilateral issues. Prime Minister Abiy has been awarded the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize for “his efforts to achieve…

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Peter Eriksson travels to Tanzania and Mozambique

Peter Eriksson, Minister for International Development Cooperation, is travelling to Tanzania and Mozambique on 19–24 May

Sweden has extensive development cooperation with both of these countries, and has been committed to helping them combat poverty since they gained independence. During his visit, Mr Eriksson will meet a range of actors, including government representatives, human rights defenders, civil society organisations and multilateral actors. In Tanzania, Mr Eriksson…