Report: More Embassies to Close

According to an unconfirmed report, Sweden’s Foreign Ministry is planning to shut down four more of the country’s embassies.

Swedish Radio news has learned that the embassies to be closed are the ones in Vientiane in Laos, Manila in The Philippines, Colombo in Sri Lanka and Luanda in Angola. The report quotes a member of the Swedish parliament as saying the cause of shutting down the embassies are financial reasons.

Sweden’s Foreign Ministry is reshuffling its budget as new embassies are to be built in Iraq, Afghanistan and Sudan, the report says.