Advisory Council on Foreign Affairs at the Royal Palace

The Advisory Council on Foreign Affairs came together under the chairmanship of The King.

The Advisory Council on Foreign Affairs came together under the chairmanship of The King. Photo: Sara Friberg/The Royal Court of Sweden

On Tuesday 24 August, an Advisory Council on Foreign Affairs was held at the Royal Palace.

The Council is a consultation group between the Riksdag and the Swedish Government, presided over by The King. The Council consists of the Speaker and nine other members from the Riksdag, together with nine deputies.

The Advisory Council on Foreign Affairs is convened by the Government. According to the Swedish Constitution, "The Government shall keep the Advisory Council on Foreign Affairs continuously informed of those matters relating to foreign relations which may be of significance for the Realm, and shall confer with the Council concerning these matters as necessary".