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. 

Jessica Nilsson Williams is the CEO & Founder of Mundus International. She has a long-standing interest in international affairs, having worked in the field for 20 years. She began her career as the political advisor at the U.S. Embassy in Stockholm, and then worked in the corporate- and NGOs sectors London and Singapore before returning to Stockholm. Back in Sweden, she headed the business intelligence unit for a risk- and security firm. In 2011 she took up a senior role at the New Zealand Embassy before founding Mundus International in 2012.