PES congratulates the new Swedish Foreign Minister Ann Linde, thanks outgoing Margot Wallström


Ann Linde

Ann Linde during one of the many PES congresses she attended

The Party of European Socialists would like to express its recognition for the good work accomplished by Margot Wallström as a Foreign Minister of Sweden. We also welcome her successor in the position, Ann Linde.

PES President Sergei Stanishev said: “I want to thank Margot Wallström for her good work as a Foreign Minister of Sweden and for her strong commitment to a feminist foreign policy, a model for our political family. She has always been a clear advocate of the progressive values we share and she has spoken her mind wherever she went. We are grateful for her engagement with the PES.

We welcome the appointment of Ann Linde as the new Foreign Minister of Sweden. As a Swedish Minister for EU Affairs and a Minister of Trade until recently, she was a key figure in the respective PES ministerial networks and a lead figure in forging many PES policy papers and positions.  We are looking forward to engaging with Ann Linde in our discussions about the EU and its role in the world”.