Sweden – Meeting between Catherine Colonna and her Swedish counterpart (Paris, 21 November 2022)


Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs Catherine Colonna met today with Swedish Foreign Minister Tobias Billström on the sidelines of the third ministerial conference of the Moldova Support Platform.

The ministers reviewed major international and European issues in their first meeting since Mr. Billström’s appointment on October 18. They reaffirmed our two countries’ support for Ukraine in every area and discussed Sweden’s NATO membership process, as well as relations with China and the importance of the Indo-Pacific.

They also addressed Sweden’s priorities ahead of its EU Council presidency in the first half of 2023 in the context of the trio of Council presidencies comprising France, the Czech Republic and Sweden.

The two ministers also agreed to deepen the French-Swedish partnership on innovation and green solutions in line with the agreement signed in 2017 and renewed in 2019.