Wallström to attend anti-ISIS coalition summit
The Trump administration is hosting its first international meeting to discuss the fight against ISIS today. Margot Wallström, Sweden’s foreign minister, will be in attendance along with representatives from 60 other countries.
Sweden currently has 35 soldiers in Iraq and has previously committed to doubling that number. But Wallström told Swedish Radio that the strategies against ISIS have to extend beyond military action.
“It is also important to consider what happens after a military operation or if we manage to take out ISIS’s military,” she said. “How do we ensure that there will be stability and reconstruction in countries such as Iraq and Syria?”
The Swedish government hopes this meeting will shed more light on the Trump administration’s foreign policy priorities, including a long-term approach to defeating ISIS.
“We have to try to get an answer – what is being considered and how can we contribute to a sustainable solution,” Wallström said.