Helena Sångeland has previously been head of the foreign MINISTRY's Asia and Oceanienenhet and ambassador in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) and served at the embassies in Hanoi, Helsinki and Rome.
currently, she is an ambassador in Tehran (Iran) and will take up the post as ambassador in Beijing in the spring, writes the state Department, in a press release on Thursday.
she was one of three candidates who submitted applications to the service, where the other two were Joachim Bergström, the government's special envoy with responsibility for anti-semitism and islamophobia, and Mattias Lentz, assistant undersecretary, with a focus on China and security policy.
the Service as the ambassador to China became open to applications in and with that Anna Lindstedt got another job in the middle of January.
Lindstedt arranged a secret meeting in Stockholm to discuss the release of the Swedish bokförläggaren Gui Minhai, who is in prison in China.
the Meeting, where, among other things, a chinese businessman and Gui Minhais daughter Angela Gui is a part, shall have been arranged without the state department's knowledge. After the disclosure has, inter alia, the Fbi started an investigation on crimes against national security.
Several questions about Anna Lindstedts action
New data: MINISTRY for foreign affairs moved Anna Lindstedt in advance on the basis of the Gui Minhai
Lawyer: Anna Lindstedt deny the crimes, but welcome the investigation