Mats Olof Foyer (born 3 November 1954) is the former ambassador of the Kingdom of Sweden accredited to and resident in the People's Democratic Republic of Korea (North Korea), a position he held from 2005-2010.[1][2]

Mats Foyer, August 2005

Education edit

Foyer has an LL.B. and BA from the University of Stockholm and speaks Swedish, English, Russian and French.[1]

Diplomatic career edit

From 2002-2005 Foyer was minister in charge of political affairs at the Swedish Embassy in Beijing. Foyer has served in other posts including:[1]

At home in Sweden he worked at the Russian desk at Sweden’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs.[1]

Foyer was involved in the talks to release American journalists held in North Korea. He met with the journalists several times while they were held. The government of Sweden represents the United States in North Korea in lieu of an American embassy.[3][4]

References edit

  1. ^ a b c d "A Year in North Korea: Impressions of the DPRK". The Korea Society. Archived from the original on 2009-09-06. Retrieved 2009-08-04.
  2. ^ "Jailed N Korea reporters visited". BBC News. 2009-06-25. Retrieved 2009-08-04.
  3. ^[dead link]
  4. ^ "Korea, Democratic People's Republic of". Archived from the original on 2013-01-01. Retrieved 2007-11-20.
Diplomatic posts
Preceded by Swedish Ambassador to North Korea
Succeeded by