The Closure of Swedish Embassies in KL and Hanoi Cancelled

The Swedish Embassies in Hanoi and Kuala Lumpur will not be closed.
 
According to the announcement, Sweden’s Government and Social Democratic Party have agreed upon the appropriation to the government offices, which involves cancellation of planned closures of foreign representative offices including the Swedish Embassies in Vietnam and Malaysia.
 
It means that the funds for the government offices will be restored to the levels proposed in the budget bill for 2011 and the Swedish Embassies in Angola, Argentina, Malaysia and Vietnam will not be closed.
 
A press release also dated August 2 from the Swedish Prime Minister’s office writes that the Swedish government offices will be restored as of 2012 and for the remainder of the electoral period to the levels proposed in the 2011 budget bill. This entails an appropriation increase of SEK 300 million, excluding future price and salary increases.
 
The Swedish Government intends to draw on appropriation savings equivalent to SEK 500 million for the current year, according to the press release.


 


The Embassy of Sweden in Hanoi will be retained
http://www.swedenabroad.com/News____9163.aspx?slaveid=128328



Government and Social Democratic Party agree on Government Offices funding
http://www.sweden.gov.se/sb/d/14233/a/173046

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