Swedish Embassy in Manila set to close

The Swedish government will be closing its Embassy in Manila.

The decision will be effective 30 June 2008 at the latest. According to the web site www.swedenabroad.com

Lazada Philippines

After the closure, applications for visas will be handled by another Schengen Embassy in Manila. An honorary consulate will be established to provide basic consular support to Swedish citizens. Other duties, such as commercial and political issues, will be handled by another Swedish embassy in the region through accreditation. Until further notice, the Embassy will perform its duties as usual. This website will be continuously updated with information about possible changes to our routines as a consequence of the decision.

Aside from the Philippines, Sweden will also close its embassies in Angola and Laos.