List of diplomatic missions of Sweden

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Map of Swedish diplomatic missions
Seal of a Swedish Embassy.

This is a list of diplomatic missions of Sweden. Sweden has a moderately sized diplomatic network of 80 embassies and 7 consulates general, supplemented by honorary consulates, cultural centres and trade missions. Of note Sweden was the first Western country to have an embassy in Pyongyang.[1] The embassy in Pyongyang continues to provide limited consular services to citizens of several Western countries without a presence in North Korea and acts as the consular protecting power of the United States, Canada, and Australia since 1995.[2][3]

In January 2010, the Swedish Foreign Ministry announced that its embassies in Bratislava (Slovakia), Dakar (Senegal), Dublin (Ireland), Ljubljana (Slovenia), Luxembourg (Luxembourg), and Sofia (Bulgaria) would be closed down, while existing section offices in Pristina, Tbilisi, Chisinau, Tirana, Bamako, Ouagadougou, Monrovia, Kigali, La Paz and Phnom Penh would be upgraded to embassies.[4]

In December 2010, it was announced by the Swedish Foreign Ministry that an additional five embassies would close down; the embassies affected were the ones in Brussels, Belgium, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Hanoi, Vietnam, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and Luanda, Angola.[5]

In August 2011, an agreement between the Social Democrats and the current cabinet of Sweden was announced, with the purpose of keeping the Swedish embassies in Argentina, Vietnam, Malaysia and Angola open.[6]

In August 30, 2012, Sweden closed its embassy in Minsk, with the Estonian Embassy charged with representing Swedish interests in Belarus.[7]

In November 2, 2016 the Swedish Embassy was re-opened in Lima, Peru.[8] Six days later, on November 8, the Swedish Embassy in Manila, Philippines, was re-opened, eight years after it was closed down.

Switzerland Embassy in Bern
Hungary Embassy in Budapest
Argentina Embassy in Buenos Aires
Denmark Embassy in Copenhagen
Netherlands Embassy in The Hague
Finland Embassy in Helsinki
Turkey Consulate-General in Istanbul
Ukraine Embassy in Kiev
Bolivia Embassy in La Paz
United Kingdom Embassy in London
Spain Embassy in Madrid
Russia Embassy in Moscow
Norway Embassy in Oslo
Canada Embassy Ottawa
Czech Republic Embassy in Prague
North Korea Embassy in Pyongyang
Italy Embassy in Rome
Republic of Macedonia Embassy in Skopje
Estonia Embassy in Tallinn
Georgia (country) Embassy in Tbilisi
Austria Embassy in Vienna
Lithuania Embassy in Vilnius
Poland Embassy in Warsaw
United States Embassy in Washington, D.C.






Multilateral organizations[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ The Swedish Embassy to the Holy See is located outside Vatican territory in Rome.


  1. ^ "About the Embassy". Embassy of Sweden, Pyongyang. Retrieved 19 August 2011.
  2. ^ "Om ambassaden" (in Swedish). Embassy of Sweden, Pyongyang. Retrieved 19 August 2011.
  3. ^ "Foreign Relations: North Korea". Archived from the original on 30 September 2011. Retrieved 19 August 2011.
  4. ^ "Sweden to open embassy in Tirana Albania". 7 May 2010. Retrieved 27 May 2010.
  5. ^ "Sverige stänger fem ambassader". Regeringskansliet. 22 December 2010. Archived from the original on 25 December 2010. Retrieved 27 December 2010.
  6. ^ "S backar – ambassader räddas". Dagens Nyheter. 1 August 2011. Retrieved 6 August 2011.
  7. ^ "Ambassaden inte öppen för allmänheten | SwedenAbroad". (in Swedish). Retrieved 2017-07-19.
  8. ^ "Lima | SwedenAbroad". Retrieved 2016-12-14.

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