Foreign relations of Sweden
|Country||Formal relations began||Notes|
In 2012, both nations severed diplomatic relations and closed their diplomatic missions in each nations capitals, respectively, because of Sweden's criticism of Belarus' human rights record.
|23x15px Denmark||See Denmark–Sweden relations.
Today, both countries are separated by the Øresund, which links the Baltic Sea and the North Sea. Both countries are full members of the Council of the Baltic Sea States, of the Council of Europe, and of the European Union. There are around 21,000 Swedish people living in Denmark and there are around 42,000 Danish people living in Sweden.
|23x15px Estonia||See Estonia–Sweden relations.
Estonia was under Swedish occupation between 1561 and 1721. Sweden re-recognized Estonia on August 27, 1991. Estonia has an embassy in Stockholm and 5 honorary consulates (in Eskilstuna, Gothenburg, Karlskrona, Malmö and Visby). Sweden has an embassy in Tallinn and 2 honorary consulates (in Narva and Tartu).
|23x15px Finland||See Finland–Sweden relations.
Finnish–Swedish relations have a long history (Sweden and Finland was the same country for several hundred years), due to the close relationship between Finland and Sweden. Particularly in Finland, the issue emerges in frequent exposés of Finnish history, and in motives for governmental proposals and actions as reported in Finnish news broadcasts in English or other foreign languages. In Sweden, this relationship is a recurrent important theme of 20th-century history, although maybe by most Swedes considered to be an issue of purely historical relevance now that both countries have been members of the European Union since 1995.
|23x15px Germany||See Germany–Sweden relations.|
|23x15px Greece||See Greece–Sweden relations.|
|23x15px Hungary||See Hungary–Sweden relations.
Sweden has an embassy in Budapest. Diplomacy relations between the two countries started on December 28, 1945. These relations developed to a higher ambassador level. In Stockholm there is a Hungarian embassy.
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|23x15px Ireland||See Ireland–Sweden relations.
Ireland has an embassy in Stockholm. Sweden closed its embassy in Dublin in September 2010, but has four honorary consulates (in Dublin, Cork, Galway and Limerick). Both countries are full members of Council of Europe and of the European Union. Speaker of the Riksdag Per Westerberg visited Dublin on 26 June 2009, just a few days before the start of the Swedish Presidency of the European Union. On 17 July 2009, the Swedish Trade Council closed their office in Dublin, and Irish operations were moved to their UK office.
|23x15px Kosovo||See Kosovo–Sweden relations.
Sweden recognized Kosovo on 4 March 2008. Liaison Office of Sweden in Pristina, subordinated to the Embassy in Skopje, Macedonia. On 8 March 2008, the Swedish Minister for Foreign Affairs Carl Bildt became the first foreign minister to officially visit Kosovo since it declared its independence. Sweden currently has 243 troops serving in Kosovo as peacekeepers in the NATO led Kosovo Force.
|23x15px Lithuania||See Lithuania–Sweden relations.|
|23x15px Moldova||See Moldova–Sweden relations.
Moldova has an embassy in Stockholm. Sweden has an embassy in Chişinău. Sweden is one of Moldova's top donors. From 1996, Sweden provided Moldova with technical assistance worth 30 million dollars, which significantly helped strengthen sectors such as: protection of human rights, democracy, good governance, public health, education, agriculture, energy, infrastructure, transport and the private sector. Much of the aid is delivered through the Swedish International Development Agency. In 2007, the Swedish Government established the 2007-2010 strategy of cooperation with Moldova, which sees 11 million euros in financial assistance annually for three important sectors: good governance, strengthening of com petitiveness in the rural area and reduction of vulnerability in the energy sector.
|23x15px Norway||See Norway–Sweden relations.|
|23x15px Romania||1916-11-1||See Romania–Sweden relations.
Romania has an embassy in Stockholm and an honorary consulate in Gothenburg. Sweden has an embassy in Bucharest and an honorary consulate in Timişoara. In 2009 Romanian Radio Broadcasting Company was nominated for the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award.
|23x15px Russia||See Russia–Sweden relations.
Both countries had a history of war, and reastablishing diplomatic missions. Russia has an embassy in Stockholm and a consulate in Gothenburg, and Sweden has an embassy in Moscow and consulates in Saint Petersburg and Kaliningrad.
|23x15px Serbia||See Serbia–Sweden relations.|
|23x15px Turkey||See Sweden–Turkey relations.
Both countries are full members of the Council of Europe, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) and the Union for the Mediterranean. Sweden, which will take over the rotating presidency of the Presidency of the Council of the European Union in July 2009, supports Turkey's European Union membership. Sweden's Green Party has criticized France and Germany's opposition to Turkey's membership. On 11 March 2010, the Riksdag recognized the 1915 events as genocide.
|23x15px Ukraine||See Sweden–Ukraine relations.
A Ukrainian information bureau was opened 1916 in Stockholm by Volodymyr Stepankivskyi and M. Zaliznyak. In 1918 an official diplomatic mission from the Ukrainian People's Republic headed by K. Lossky was opened in Stockholm. Diplomatic relations between Ukraine and Sweden were established on January 13, 1992. Sweden has an embassy in Kiev and an honorary consulate in Kakhovka. Ukraine has an embassy in Stockholm.
|23x15px United Kingdom||See Foreign relations of the United Kingdom.
Rest of world
|Country||Formal relations began||Notes|
|23x15px Armenia||See Foreign relations of Armenia.|
|23x15px Australia||See Australia–Sweden relations.|
|23x15px Canada||See Canada–Sweden relations.
See also: Swedish Canadian
Relations with Canada are close, positive and constructive. Both countries have strong commitments to peacekeeping, UN reform, development assistance, environmental protection, sustainable development, and the promotion and protection of human rights. In additional, there are more than 300,000 Canadians of Swedish descent. Canada has an embassy in Stockholm and two consulates in Göteborg and Malmö. Sweden has an embassy in Ottawa and ten consulates in Calgary, Edmonton, Fredericton, Halifax, Montreal, Quebec City, Regina, Toronto, Vancouver and Winnipeg.
|23x15px Colombia||11 December, 1874||
The relationship between Colombia and Sweden has been continuous and close, with Sweden maintaining a close cooperation with the South American country.
|23x15px Guinea-Bissau||See Guinea-Bissau–Sweden relations.|
|Template:Country data Iran||See Iran–Sweden relations.|
|Template:Country data Iraq||See Iraq–Sweden relations.|
|Template:Country data Israel||See Israel–Sweden relations.|
|23x15px Malaysia||See Malaysia–Sweden relations.
Diplomatic relations were established in 1958. Sweden has an embassy in Kuala Lumpur, and Malaysia has an embassy in Stockholm. As of 2009, 90 Swedish companies are present in Malaysia and about 450 Swedish citizens live in Malaysia.
|23x15px Mexico||29 July, 1885||See Mexico–Sweden relations.|
|23x15px United States||See Sweden–United States relations.
Sweden and the United States have had strong ties since the 18th century.
- Politics of Sweden
- List of diplomatic missions in Sweden
- List of diplomatic missions of Sweden
- List of state visits made by King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden
- Scandinavian defense union
- Visa requirements for Swedish citizens
- Arctic policy of Sweden
- List of ambassadors of Sweden to Ukraine
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- The Guardian: Belarus orders Sweden to close its Minsk embassy
- Bulgarian embassy in Stockholm
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- Embassy of Denmark in Stockholm (in Danish and English)
- Embassy of Sweden in Copenhagen (in English and Swedish)
- Embassy of Finland in Stockholm (in Finnish and Swedish)
- Embassy of Sweden in Helsinki (in Finnish and Swedish)
- Embassy of Iceland in Stockholm (in English, Icelandic and Swedish)
- Embassy of Sweden in Reykjavik (in English, Icelandic and Swedish)
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- "Sweden recognises the Republic of Kosovo" (Press release). Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs. 2008-03-04. Retrieved 2008-03-04.
- Liaison Office of Sweden in Pristina, Ministry for Foreign Affairs.
- Minister for Foreign Affairs Carl Bildt to visit Kosovo and Macedonia, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, 6 March 2008.
- "Kosovo Force (KFOR)" www.nato.int Link accessed 21-07-09.
- Embassy of Norway in Stockholm (in Norwegian and Swedish)
- Embassy of Sweden in Oslo (in Norwegian and Swedish)
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- "Bucharest - SwedenAbroad". Retrieved 20 February 2015.
- "Radio Romania has been nominated as a candidate to the Astrid Lindgren memorial award (ALMA).". Sweden. Retrieved 2009-06-28.
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- "German, French Leaders Oppose Turkey Joining EU". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 2009-05-22.[dead link]
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- Canada-Sweden Relations
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- Sellström, Tor. Sweden and National Liberation in Southern Africa. Uppsala: Nordiska Afrikainstitutet, 1999. pp. 69–70.
- Swedish embassy in Baghdad.
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- "Tel Aviv - SwedenAbroad". Retrieved 20 February 2015.
- "National Day Of Sweden Celebrations In Malaysia". Scandasia.com. Retrieved 2009-06-05.
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- Embassy of Mexico in Stockholm (in English and Spanish)
- Embassy of Sweden in Mexico City (in Spanish and Swedish)
- Embassy of Sweden in Washington, DC (in English and Swedish)
- Embassy of the United States in Stockholm
- "Sweden and Africa — a policy to address common challenges and opportunities" White paper delivered by the Minister of Foreign Affairs to the Riksdag 6 March 2008