Swedish chargé d'affaires ad interim arrives in Minsk

Öberg, 42, has arrived in Minsk with his wife and two children, Euroradio found out. The diplomat used to work in the Swedish embassy to Moscow and headed the economic department there. Martin Öberg (in the photo) has not been accredited by the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs yet. He is expected to get down to work in September. The Swedish diplomatic office in Belarus has not commented on his arrival.

Swedish Minister of Foreign Affairs Carl Bildt informed about the resumption of the work of the Swedish diplomatic mission in Belarus on Twitter in April.

 “We will send our chargé d'affaires ad interim to Minsk again soon. It will be good for everyone,” he wrote.

The Belarusian authorities informed Sweden about the end of Stefan Ericsson’s accreditation in 2012. The diplomat was accused of destructive activities. The Swedish authorities refused to accept the new Belarusian Ambassador in response to it. Two representatives of the Embassy were asked to leave Stockholm. The Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs recalled all representatives of the Belarusian Embassy to Stockholm on August 8, 2012. Sweden was recommended to recall its diplomats from Minsk.