Sweden – Visit by Jean-Yves Le Drian (Stockholm, 11 June 2018)


Jean-Yves Le Drian, Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, will visit Stockholm on June 11. He will meet with his counterpart Margot Wallström and visit the Riksdag (Swedish Parliament) to discuss key current European and international issues with a group of parliamentarians.

France enjoys close bilateral relations with Sweden. Jean-Yves Le Drian’s visit follows that of President Macron, who met with Prime Minister Stefan Lofven during the EU Social Summit in Gothenburg in November. A bilateral partnership for innovation and green solutions was signed on this occasion, confirming the concrete commitment of our two countries to combating the effects of global warming and to working to protect the environment.

We share with Sweden a vision of an international order based on multilateralism, the rule of law, democracy and openness. We defend this vision together at the UN Security Council; Sweden is serving as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council for the 2017-2018 biennium and is therefore a key partner on a very large number of international issues, such as the Middle East peace process and crisis management in Africa, where it notably contributes to stabilization in Mali, and more broadly the Sahel, through its active involvement in MINUSMA.