"Chilly tone predicted when prime minister Stefan Löfven today meet Russian president Vladimir Putin. The meeting takes place in conjunction with the International arctic forum in st. Petersburg."
"Löfven and Putin have not previously met the two of you. According to Löfvens press secretary, will the prime minister that "
"the Conference International arctic forum – not to be confused with the Arctic council ministerial meeting held in may in Rovaniemi in Finland – is a Russian arrangement which has been held five times since 2010."
"In the conference, taking place on 9-10 april, the participating representatives of governments, international organizations and representatives of research and business."
"Putin has attended all forums. According to the Kremlin's press service refers to he in addition to Löfven also meet with Island president Guðni Thorlacius Jóhannesson, president of Finland Sauli Niinistö and Norway's prime minister Erna Solberg."
"high-level Meetings between Sweden and Russia have been few and frosty especially after the annexation of the crimean peninsula in Ukraine in 2014. Any thaw in the relationship will hardly Tuesday's meeting, nor lead to, according to Martin Kragh, russia researcher at the institute of Foreign affairs."
"– the Keynote will not change, the relationship will remain roughly what it is. Löfven will confirm the official position on Russian actions in Ukraine and annexation of Crimea, involvement in Syria, and possibly the events in the Baltic sea. The Swedish government will use the meeting for this, " he says to TT."
"the Conference International arctic forum held in st. Petersburg, Russia, on 9-10 april. The conference is organized by the Russian foundation Roscongress. This is the fifth conference since its inception in 2010."
"this Year's theme is the arctic region as a sea of opportunities, with an emphasis on transport. The nordic countries are represented at high level by, among others, prime minister Stefan Löfven, Norway's prime minister Erna Solberg and president of Finland Sauli Niinistö."
"the Main objective of the forum is to improve the living conditions in the arctic region, preservation of its unique environment and strengthen international cooperation around the issues."
"Source: the Government, Arcticportal, the International arctic forum."