Sweden to close five Embassies

The Sweden Government has today decided to close Sweden’s Embassies in Buenos Aires, Brussels, Hanoi, Kuala Lumpur and Luanda.

“This painful decision is a consequence of the recent decision of the Riksdag to cut funding to the Government Offices by SEK 300 million,” says Minister for Foreign Affairs Carl Bildt.

The five embassies will be closed during 2011.