Press release on Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s telephone conversation with Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom

On February 6, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov spoke with Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Sweden Margot Wallstrom over the telephone at the latter’s request.

The ministers discussed Russian-Swedish relations. Margot Wallstrom expressed regret over the incidents with regard to the Russian embassy and trade mission in Stockholm, which took place in early January through the provocative actions of Swedish citizen Leonid Karnyushin and informed the Russian side about the steps being taken by the Swedish authorities to ensure the safety of the Russian diplomatic missions in Sweden.

The sides exchanged views on a number of international matters, including the situation in Syria, as well as Russian-Swedish cooperation in regional formats in Northern Europe.