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Official name of country: Kingdom of Sweden
Capital: Stockholm
Official language: Swedish
Population: 9 236 872 (per 2009)
Size: 449 964 square kilometers
Currency: SEK (Swedish kronor)
Form of government: Constitutional Monarchy
Head of state: His Majesty King Carl XVI Gustav
Head of government: Prime Minister Stefan Löfven

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New U.S. Strategy for Afghanistan
Afghanistan Welcomes the New U.S. Strategy
Barack Obama President of the United States of America announced on Tuesday evening in his speech to cadets at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., that United States of America will send a further 30,000 more troops to Afghanistan, in addition to significantly increasing its civilian efforts. This announcement by President Obama was widely welcomed inside and outside the Afghanistan.  
Read more (12.03.2009)
Sweden increases support to Afghanistan
The Swedish Government recently announced its new long-term strategy for development assistance to Afghanistan. The strategy covers the period to 2013 and entails gradually increasing aid to Afghanistan to 500 million Swedish Kronor, about 47 million Euros.

Read more (7.15.2009)
Ambassador Ludin leaves for new posting in Canada
After spending two years in Oslo, Ambassador Jawed Ludin was awarded a new posting. On June 2nd, he officially left his position as Afghanistan’s ambassador to the Nordic countries, to represent his country in Canada.

Read more (6.12.2009)
Ambassador Ludin speaks at Swedish Institute for International Affairs
On February 25th, 2009, H.E. Ambassador Jawed Ludin was one of the invited keynote speakers at The Swedish Insititute for International Affairs' seminar about the international mission in Afghanistan. Below is a summary of Mr. Ludin’s speech at the seminar in Stockholm called "Beginning of the End or the End of the Beginning":

Read more (2.26.2009)
Sweden increases support for Afghanistan
The Swedish government announces an increase of of 200 million Swedish kronor per year in development aid to Afghanistan, as well as 110 more troops.

Read more (11.14.2008)

Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Oslo
Gange-Rolvs gate 5  -  0244 Oslo  -  Norway  -  Phone: + 47 22 12 35 70

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