Minister for Foreign Affairs Ann Linde presented the Government’s Statement of Foreign Policy in the Riksdag on Wednesday, 24 February. The Statement, which summarises the Government’s foreign policy priorities for 2021, contains a deepening of the Drive for Democracy and other policy matters. A clear focus on the OSCE Chairpersonship is also evident in the Statement.
“The focus of this year’s Statement of Foreign Policy is on the Swedish OSCE Chairpersonship and delivering and developing the initiatives that have already been launched. We are deepening the Drive for Democracy, while the work on the feminist foreign policy and the fight against organised crime continues,” says Minister for Foreign Affairs Ann Linde.
This year’s Statement of Foreign Policy was Ms Linde’s second as Minister for Foreign Affairs. One matter highlighted is the opportunities and focus of Sweden’s OSCE Chairpersonship. The Statement also affirms that the Government’s Drive for Democracy will be deepened through a trade union focus, and that the Government will initiate discussions with social media giants about democracy on the internet.