Foreign Minister Carl Bildt. Photo: Bertil Enevåg Ericson/TT

Foreign Office: Syria conflict "affects Sweden"

Wednesday's international conference to find a political solution to the conflict in Syria is important to Sweden, says Robert Rydberg, who heads the Middle East unit at the Swedish Foreign Office. He says the conflict is one of the worst humanitarian disasters for decades. "It is also a conflict that directly affects Sweden, because we have so many people in Sweden with a Syrian background," Rydberg told Radio Sweden.

Sweden will be represented by Foreign Minister Carl Bildt at the conference. According to Robert Rydberg, Bildt will stress the need for a political solution to the conflict and our wholehearted support for the UN in this matter.

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