Sweden’s Minister for Foreign Affairs Carl Bildt will visit Bahrain from 3-5 December to take part in a conference organised by the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) on the changing nature of regional security issues in the Middle East & North Africa (MENA).

The conference, which takes place each year, focuses on regional security policy challenges. Bildt will also have several bilateral meetings on the sidelines of the conference, which will be attended by the US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki (ScandinaviaMideast.com).