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Carl Bildt at the Atlantic Council think tank. Photo: Erik Zsiga/Government Offices Carl Bildt at the Atlantic Council think tank. Photo: Erik Zsiga/Government Offices

Bildt met Obama's national security advisor

The visit by Minister for Foreign Affairs Carl Bildt to the US capital, Washington DC, continued on Tuesday. The programme included a meeting with President Obama's National Security Advisor Susan Rice and a speech at the Atlantic Council think tank.

Bildt in Washington DC for Raoul Wallenberg ceremony

On Monday evening, Minister for Foreign Affairs Carl Bildt began his visit to the US capital, Washington DC, where he will be until 9 July.

Along with Speaker of the Riksdag Per Westerberg, Mr Bildt will take part in ceremonies celebrating the Congressional Gold Medal awarded to Raoul Wallenberg.

Carl Bildt in talks with Ukranian talks with Ukranian Prime Minister Yatsenyuk.

Bildt on visit to congratulate Moldova, Georgia and Ukraine

Minister for Foreign Affairs Carl Bildt is visiting Moldova, Georgia and Ukraine from 29 June to 1 July. On 27 June the three countries signed Association Agreements, including Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area agreements, with the European Unio. Mr Bildt is the first foreign minister from the EU to visit the countries since the signing.

UN resolution a Swedish success for internet freedom

On 26 June, the UN Human Rights Council adopted a resolution on human rights on the internet. The resolution, entitled 'The promotion, protection, and enjoyment of human rights on the internet', was adopted unanimously.

Then Prime Minister Carl Bildt signed the Accession Treaty on behalf of Sweden. Also present at the signing was Frank Belfrage, then State Secretary for EU affairs, Minister for Foreign Affairs Margaretha af Ugglas, and Ulf Dinkelspiel. Then Prime Minister Carl Bildt signed the Accession Treaty on behalf of Sweden. Also present at the signing was Frank Belfrage, then State Secretary, Minister for Foreign Affairs Margaretha af Ugglas, and Ulf Dinkelspiel, Minister for European Affairs.

20 years since Sweden joined the EU

Twenty years ago, on 24 June 1994, the Treaty of Accession heralding Sweden's accession to the EU was signed at the European Council meeting in Corfu. How did Sweden become a member of the EU? And what has membership meant for us?

Sweden to contribute SEK 8 billion to Afghanistan

The Swedish Government has adopted a new strategy for Swedish development assistance to Afghanistan to contribute to long-term and sustainable development. The Government will focus on women's rights and freedoms, as sustainable development can only be achieved if both women and men participate in building up a new Afghanistan.

Minister for Trade Ewa Björling met students from Berghs in Cannes. Photo: Monica Enqvist, Government Offices Minister for Trade Ewa Björling met students from Berghs in Cannes. Photo: Monica Enqvist, Government Offices

Swedish successes at Cannes Lions

Minister for Trade Ewa Björling was in France on 17-18 June for Cannes Lions, the world's largest and most prestigious communications competition. This year, the annual one-week event attracted participants from 97 countries. Seminars, workshops and film screenings were held, along with exhibitions of the world's best communications ideas. Several Swedish communications companies were among the award winners.

Hillevi Engström with Jimmy Carter on his Swedish visit. Photo: Karin Nylund/Government Offices Hillevi Engström with Jimmy Carter on his Swedish visit. Photo: Karin Nylund/Government Offices

Minister for International Development Cooperation met Jimmy Carter

On Tuesday, Minister for International Development Cooperation Hillevi Engström met former US President Jimmy Carter on his Swedish visit.

Minister for International Development Cooperation Hillevi Engström at Nordic Forum. Photo: Maria Parent/Government Offices Minister for International Development Cooperation Hillevi Engström at Nordic Forum. Photo: Maria Parent/Government Offices

Future gender equality policy at Nordic Forum this weekend

Nordic Forum Malmö 2014 - New Action on Women's Rights is being organised by women's rights movements in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. Around 16 000 people are expected to attend the forum in Malmö on 12-15 June to set the agenda for future gender equality policy. The forum programme and discussions are based on the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women and the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action.

Sweden will ratify the UN Arms Trade Treaty

The Government has today decided that Sweden will ratify the UN Arms Trade Treaty (ATT). The treaty seeks to set the highest possible common standards to make the international trade in conventional weapons more responsible. Under the treaty the parties are obliged to introduce national control systems to eradicate the illicit and unregulated trade in arms.