New Ambassador to Canada

Today, the Government of Sweden appointed Per Sjögren as new ambassador in Ottawa.

Per Sjögren is currently the Deputy Director-General at the Foreign Ministry's Department for International Law, Human Rights and Treaty Law.

Mr. Sjögren has previously served as Director-General for Migration and Asylum Policy at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs. In addition, Mr. Sjögren has served as Counsellor at the Swedish Mission to the United Nations in Geneva and also worked at the embassies in Washington and Kuwait. In his latest posting, he served as Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Sweden to the Council of Europe in Strasbourg.

Per Sjögren assumes his new position in the autumn of 2014.