Korean War & UN

We pay tribute to those who died in Korea fighting for freedom and peace.

 

  A country in the eastern part of Scandinavia of Northern Europe
Location : Eastern Scandinavia of Northern Europe
Area : 449,964㎢
Capital : Stockholm
Political System : Constitutional Monarchy
Language : Swedish
Currency : SEK


Sweden, which occupies the eastern part of the Scandinavian Peninsula, is the fourth-largest country in Europe. Norway lies to its west and Finland across the Torne River to its northeast. Its east borders the Gulf of Bothnia and there are, from north to south, Finland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania across the gulf.

Though its climate is heavily influenced by Bothnia and the Baltic Sea, the North Sea also exerts its influence on the climate. It is relatively warmer considering its latitude and has comparably little temperature change in a year. Its winter is long and cold with short day light while the summer is short and cool with long day light. The average summer temperature in its southern part is 18°C and in its northern area is 15°C and the average temperature in the south dips to -3°C and the north to -10°C.

 

The consulate level diplomatic relations between the two nations was established on March 11 1953, which was upgraded to the ambassador level the following year. Korea set up the permanent residence of its ambassador in 1963 where as Sweden did in 1979. Sweden established diplomatic relations with North Korea in 1973. Following the Trade Agreement of April 12 1967 Sweden and Korea have continuously increased their commerce volume. A ministry level trade conference was held in Stockholm in June 1979 and the exchange of large delegations of market researchers and buyers followed, which has also aided in increasing the trade between the two states. Another factor in trade increase was perhaps the fact that when Sweden hosted the Export Promotion Conference of October 1979, a seminar on Korea was also held.

The Visas Fee Exemption of 1965, the Memorandum on Trade Relations of 1967, the Technical Family Planning of1968, the Visas Waiver of 1969, the Textile Quota of 1978, the Re-entry Visas of 1982, the Double Taxation Avoidance of 1982, Economic, Industrial, Technical and Scientific Co-operative of 1985 and the Investment Guarantee of 1997 are the major agreements signed by Sweden and Korea.

The Swedish Prime minister officially visited Korea in April 1994. King Karl Gustaf called on Korea in November 1994, the Minister of Commerce visited Korea in 1999, the Prime Minister and the Minister of Foreign Affairs came to Korea in 2000. Prime Minister Person again visited Korea in 2001. President DJ Kim payed an official visit to Sweden in 2000.

Swedish imports from Korea were recorded at 425.4 million US dollars and exports at 557.8 million US dollars in 2000. LCD televisions, cellular phones, automobiles, electronic goods, textiles and synthetic fibers were exported to Sweden while antennas, gauges, communication equipment parts, construction and mining equipment and machines were exported to Korea. Korean residents in Sweden numbered 1,100 in February 2002.

 

 


New Address/Same Location : 93, UN Pyeonghwa-ro, Nam-gu, Busan, 48529, Republic of Korea (New address system has been used in Korea since 2014.)

Old Address : 779, Daeyon 4-dong, Nam-gu, Busan, 608-812, Republic of Korea Phone 82-51-625-0625 Fax 82-51-624-2165