Sten Andersson

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Olof Palme, Tage Erlander, Sten Andersson and Ingvar Carlsson in 1968.

Sten Sture Andersson (20 April 1923, Stockholm, Sweden – 16 September 2006, Stockholm, Sweden) was a Swedish social democratic politician, who served as Minister for Foreign Affairs 1985–1991 and as President of the Nordic Council in 1994.

He worked closely with Olof Palme, and became known internationally for his support of Palestinian independence. In November 2010 he was posthumously awarded the Star of Jerusalem, the highest Palestinian order, by Mahmoud Abbas.[1]


Andersson died suddenly from a heart attack on 16 September 2006 in Stockholm.[2]


Government offices
Preceded by
Lennart Bodström
Swedish Minister for Foreign Affairs
Succeeded by
Margaretha af Ugglas


  1. ^ Andersson awarded Star of Jerusalem,; accessed 16 June 2015.(Swedish)
  2. ^ Triches, Robert. "Sten Andersson död". Aftonbladet (in Swedish). Aftonbladet Nya Medier. Retrieved 3 October 2006.