FM Margot Wallström to step down

FM Margot Wallström to step down

Swedish Minister for Foreign Affairs, Margot Wallström, has informed Prime Minister Stefan Löfven that she wish to leave the Government.

“For five years I have wholeheartedly devoted myself to promoting Sweden’s security and prosperity in the world. To face the big challenges of our time, in cooperation with others,” she says in a press release.

Margot Wallström (64) has been Foreign Minister since she took over after Carl Bildt (M) in 2014 when the Löfven administration came to power. She has been a high-profiled minister – implementing Sweden’s feminist foreign policy.

Her resignation comes as a surprise to most. The Prime Minister has not announced any new Foreign Minister.