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Diplomacy in the times of COVID-19: A Discussion on Security

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We are excited to be holding a virtual discussion with H.E Urban Ahlin, the Swedish Ambassador to Canada, this Thursday!

The discussion will primarily focus on Sweden & Canada’s Bilateral Relationship, Common Security Interests and Sweden’s management of COVID-19. It will also touch upon the importance of Arctic Partnerships and Economic Integration, the NATO and the Swedish Delegation and many other interesting subjects.

The Ambassador of the Kingdom of Sweden was formerly the Foreign Policy spokesman for the Social Democrats and possesses extensive years in international affairs. He is also the Deputy Chair for the Swedish Delegation to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly.

  • Between 2002 and 2006 Ambassador Ahlin was chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs in the Swedish parliament.
  • Most notably he was elected as the Speaker of the Riksdag (Swedish Parliament) for the period of 2014-2018.
  • He is a founding member of the European Council on Foreign Relations ECFR. He is also a member of the Swedish group of Trilateral Commission. Before becoming the Ambassador of Sweden to Canada in 2019.
  • Ambassador Ahlin has a stellar record in negotiations and management, In 2007 he managed to get two Swedish construction workers out from the Iranian prison, Evin, in Tehran. He was the backchannel between Belarus and the United States in negotiating the release of the imprisoned presidential candidate in Belarus, Alexander Kozulin.
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