Ministry for Foreign Affairs (Sweden)

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Ministry for Foreign Affairs
Utrikesdepartementet
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Arvfurstens palats, the seat of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, at Gustav Adolfs torg in Stockholm.
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Formed1791 (1791)[1]
Ministers responsible
WebsiteEnglish-language website
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The Ministry for Foreign Affairs (Swedish: Utrikesdepartementet, UD) is responsible for Swedish foreign policy.

History[edit]

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[edit]

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

References[edit]

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

External links[edit]