August 22, 2015

ALONG THE ANGLOSPHERE:

Sweden to boost military ties with US (The Local, 22 Aug 2015)

In the interview with the Dagens Nyheter newspaper, Hultqvist called the Russian government under Vladimir Putin authoritarian and nationalistic and said closer military ties with the US could help preserve peace and security.

The announcement comes in the wake of a visit to Stockholm last Wednesday by US Senator John McCain, during which he met he met Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallström, Defence Minister Hultqvist and Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces Sverker Göranson. Discussions about Russia were high on the agenda.

"John McCain as chairman of the Senate Committee on Armed Services plays a central roll in American policy, even if he's not part of the administration," Hultqvist told the paper. "His coming to Sweden was not only a courtesy call, but part of a process that is about deepening and developing our cooperation with the US."

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