​​​​​​​​​Sweden is a constitutional monarchy, the head of state is King Carl XVI Gustav, and the coalition government consists of: the Conservative party, the People's Party, the Centre Party and Christian Democrats Party. Mr. Fredrik Reinfeldt, the Prime Minister and his Foreign Minister Mr. Carl Bildt, both are from Conservative party.

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Kingdom of Sweden enjoys a friendly diplomatic relations since the fifties of the last century. Sweden is one of the key countries, and is active in the international arena and a member the EU since 1995. 

Despite its EU – membership Sweden adopts distinct policies from the rest of the Union, especially in supporting the legitimate Arab issues. The trade exchange between the Kingdom and Sweden rising year after year, as the volume of exchange reach 12 million SEK in 2011, estimated total Swedish exports to the Kingdom  is of 11.9 billions SEK, while Saudi exports to Sweden are estimated of 1.0 billion SEK.

The Swedish - Saudi relations are developing rapidly in all areas in the recent years political, economic, cultural, and health ... etc., and the mutual visits between officials of both countries contributed to strengthening this relation. We can mention, in this context, the visit of His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz in 2008, as well as the visit of His Majesty King Carl XVI Gustaf of the Kingdom in the period 27-30/9/2011.

Saudi and Sweden share common views about many issues and international affairs, where Sweden supports the efforts of Saudi diplomacy in the consolidation of international peace and security and stability in the Middle East and respect for international law and adherence to the requirements of international legitimacy and resolutions.​