Sweden looks forward to developing regional cooperation with Russia

The aim is also to expand inter-human exchange with Russia, Swedish Foreign Minister Ann Linde said

Sweden looks forward to developing regional cooperation with Russia

The pandemic has not interrupted relations between the foreign ministers of Russia and Sweden. Swedish Foreign Ministry hopes for further cooperation between regional organizations of the two countries around the problems of the Baltic and Barents Seas and the Arctic, Scandinavian Foreign Minister Ann Linde told TASS in an interview about the results of the outgoing year.

“As neighbours, Sweden and Russia discussed cooperation in a number of policy areas in 2020, not least the environment, climate, education and health. I met my colleague Sergey Lavrov in Moscow in 2020 and also had telephone contact with him. So the pandemic has not interrupted our relations in any way. During my visit to Moscow, I appreciated the opportunity to have contacts with representatives of Russian civil society,” the minister said, adding that she had “had inspiring conversations with Russian students interested in Sweden.”

“The cooperation of regional organisations around Baltic and Barents Sea and Arctic issues has been particularly productive. We look forward to further developing these areas of cooperation next year, where we have mutual interests. Our aim is also to increase inter-human exchange with Russia,” she said.


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