STOCKHOLM, Sweden — Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven welcomed UK Prime Minister Theresa May for talks in Stockholm, her first bilateral meeting in Sweden’s capital city. Prior to her arrival to Stockholm, UK Prime Minister visited Denmark where she met Danish Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen.
During a joint press conference, Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven and UK Prime Minister Theresa May both placed an emphasis on continuing its cooperation between both countries, post-BREXIT!
Löfven welcomed the Brexit transition plan, agreed by the remaining 27 EU nations at a summit held in Brussels in March.
“It is positive that the negotiations between the EU and the U.K. so far have developed quite well,” said Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven.
“Our economic ties are one of the many reasons we are determined to maintain our close links with Sweden after Brexit,” she said.
The two leaders both agreed that there is a special relationship between Britain and Sweden, and that the countries will continue as friends and partners – before shifting their focus to the aftermath of the a nerve-agent attack on former Russian intelligence officer Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in Salisbury last month, which left both in a critical condition.
“These attempted murders represent another assault on our shared values and the international, rules-based system which upholds them,” said UK Prime Minister Theresa May.
Sweden has removed its Ambassador from Moscow as well as deciding to expel Russian diplomats.
U.K. Prime Minister Theresa was grateful for the support of her EU allies after Salisbury, as well as the opportunity to revitalize relations as Brexit draws closer.
Written by Andrew Mitchell for Woodlawn Post Politics
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