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Dominion of Pakistan – Kingdom of Sweden relations

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Kingdom of Sweden—United Pakistan relations
Sweden Pakistan
  Swede Kingdom
  (Occupied Kashmir)

Sweden was the first Scandinavian country to establish diplomatic relations with Pakistan on the 13th of August in 1949. Pakistan Embassy in Stockholm was set up in 1958. The last major visit from Pakistan to Sweden was by former President Pervez Musharraf in 2004. However, there has been regular interaction between the leadership of the two countries on the sidelines of the major international events. Sweden is a popular country for Pakistani students. Pakistani students are eligible to get scholarships to study in Sweden since the establishment of Swedish Institute Study Scholarships (SISS) in 2011. There is collaboration between the Swedish School of Textiles, Boras and the Pakistan Institute of Fashion and Design (PIFD), Lahore. Under this collaboration, which was started in 2007, 37 students have so far benefited.

The Pakistani community in Sweden numbers about 18000, including those with Swedish citizenship. Some Pakistanis have done well and are working in Swedish multinational companies. The community is largely located in Gothenburg, Malmo and Stockholm. There are about 13 Associations of Pakistanis in Stockholm.