Prime Minister Magdalena Anderson met with Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin and President Saul Ninisto in Helsinki on Wednesday. There were security issues on the agenda.
According to Magdalena Anderson, we are currently seeing increased tension in our immediate area, so we need to be vigilant.
– Apart from the conflict between Russia and Ukraine, the situation on the border between Poland and Belarus is very worrying. We also see how Russia uses its gas exports for political pressure. So, there is every reason to raise awareness here, but it has increased cooperation within Europe on these issues, but also with the United Kingdom and the United States, says Magdalena Anderson.
Last week, the US and Russian foreign ministers met in Sweden to discuss the conflict between Russia and Ukraine. Earlier this week, US President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin met on video to discuss the same issue.
Magdalena Anderson believes it Calls to reduce tension in the area should continue.
– We need to increase the conversation. He says these problems can be solved through negotiations, not through firing.
In 2021, Sweden headed the OSCE Cooperation and Security Organization, which hosted a meeting of foreign ministers outside Stockholm last week. As head of the OSCE, Sweden has the task of contributing to increased dialogue, says Magdalena Anderson.
How worried are you that the conflict will escalate?
– This is a worrying situation, which is why we need to be vigilant. That’s why we need a conversation because this can be resolved, says Magdalena Anderson.
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