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Margot Wallström and Philip Hammond. Photo: Karin Nylund/Government Offices of Sweden

Margot Wallström received Philip Hammond

Minister for Foreign Affairs Margot Wallström today received her British counterpart Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond.

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Meet Margot Wallström, Minister for Foreign Affairs

Her yearning for a return to political teamwork became so strong that it was impossible to turn the job down when it was offered. And alongside all of her years in the EU and the UN, she also has almost unparalleled international experience in Swedish politics.

Meet Margot Wallström, as she talks about the new foreign policy, Sweden's role in the world, leadership and role models.

Bill Gates met Isabella Lövin. Photo: Veronica Nordlund/Government Offices of Sweden

Bill Gates visited Stockholm

On 14 November, Bill Gates visited Stockholm where he met Minister for International Development Cooperation Isabella Lövin. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Sweden collaborate on many global health efforts and are both major donors to the World Health Organisation (WHO), UNICEF, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM) and the GAVI Alliance for vaccines and immunisation.

Sweden steps up support to reconstruction efforts in Gaza

Today, the Swedish Consul General in Jerusalem Ann-Sofie Nilsson signed an agreement with the UNDP, in the presence of the Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah, for additional support from Sweden for reconstruction efforts in Gaza. According to the agreement, Sweden will fund a UNDP-led project for removal of rubble from infrastructure damaged during the war in Gaza this summer. This additional support amounts to SEK 24 million.

Last week, the Swedish Government adopted a new five year strategy for the development cooperation with Palestine.

The Minister for Foreign Affairs. Photo: Martina Huber/Government Offices of Sweden

The Government met with the diplomatic corps

"We are living in an uncertain world with many conflict areas and we will continue to work for human rights, democracy and peace. We are going to deepen our international engagement and, not least, give priority to our work in the UN," Ms Wallström said when members of the Government on 5 November received Stockholm's diplomatic corps.

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