Frank Belfrage

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Frank Belfrage
State Secretary for Foreign Affairs
In office
6 October 2006 – 3 October 2014
Prime MinisterFredrik Reinfeldt
MinisterCarl Bildt
Preceded byHans Dahlgren
Succeeded byAnnika Söder
Ambassador of Sweden to France
In office
December 2001 – 6 October 2006
Preceded byÖrjan Berner
Succeeded byGunnar Lund
Swedish Ambassador to Saudi Arabia
In office
1984–1987
Preceded byFredrik Bergenstråhle
Succeeded byTorsten Svensson (diplomat) [sv]
Personal details
Born (1942-03-13) 13 March 1942 (age 77)
Stockholm, Sweden
Alma materStockholm School of Economics
Foreign Ministry Diplomat School

Frank Kurt Claude Belfrage (born 13 March 1942) is a Swedish economist and diplomat who was State Secretary for Foreign Affairs between 2006 and 2014, heading the Ministry for Foreign Affairs under then Minister for Foreign Affairs Carl Bildt. He was previously Ambassador of Sweden to the European Union from 1994 to 1999 and Ambassador of Sweden to France from 2001 to 2006.

Belfrage is a member of the noble Belfrage family. He is the son of diplomat Kurt-Allan Belfrage and his wife, Renée France Paule Puaux. He is the nephew of Leif Belfrage who was State Secretary for Foreign Affairs from 1956 to 1967. He is married and has four daughters.

Frank was part of the 2016 SVT documentary "Springnotan"[1] revealing to the Swedish people how some of their political leaders hid money from tax authorities. Frank used a temporary and questionable tax amnesty, avoiding imprisonment, where his name was revealed.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Springnotan"
  2. ^ "Medaljförläningar" [Medal presentations] (in Swedish). Royal Court of Sweden. 2016-01-28. Retrieved 2 February 2016.

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Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Fredrik Bergenstråhle
Ambassador of Sweden to Saudi Arabia
1984–1987
Succeeded by
Torsten Svensson (diplomat) [sv] Chargé d'affaires
Preceded by
Fredrik Bergenstråhle
Ambassador of Sweden to Oman
1984–1987
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
Fredrik Bergenstråhle
Ambassador of Sweden to Yemen
1984–1987
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
Lars Anell
Ambassador of Sweden to the European Union
1994–1999
Succeeded by
Gunnar Lund
Preceded by
Örjan Berner
Ambassador of Sweden to France
2001–2006
Succeeded by
Gunnar Lund
Preceded by
Hans Dahlgren
State Secretary for Foreign Affairs
2006–2014
Succeeded by
Annika Söder