Assyrian Appointed Sweden’s Minister of Energy

Ibrahim Baylan has been appointed Sweden's minister of energy.

Ibrahim Baylan has been appointed Sweden’s minister of energy.

October 2014

Stockholm (AINA) — Ibrahim Baylan, a member of Sweden’s Social Democratic Party, has been appointed as Sweden’s Minister of Energy. Mr. Baylan was elected to the Swedish Parliament on September 14, along with four other Assyrians (AINA 2014-09-19).

Ibrahim Baylan was born in Turabdin, Turkey. He came to Sweden with his family when he was eight years old. He studied economics at Umea University in north Sweden. He was education minister for the Social Democrats from 2004 to 2006. He served as secretary general of the Social Democrats Party from 2009 to 2011.

There are 100,000 Assyrians in Sweden.