"SAINT-PETERSBURG. Stefan Löfven and Vladimir Putin have met in a bilateral meeting – for the first time in history. "
"Vladimir Putin believes that relations between Sweden and Russia is being developed. "
" I want to have further political discussions. In some issues, we have consensus in some issues we do not have it. It must also be discussed, the answer Leaves. "
"Shortly after 17 pm cet launched the bilateral meeting between Russian president Vladimir Putin and prime minister Stefan Löfven. Around 20 photographers and reporters got to be with when the two heads of government said a few introductory words. "
"They exchanged artighetsfraser – but also affected the superficial tensions between the countries. "
" Cooperation in the Arctic is important to us. In addition, we have much to discuss in our bilateral agenda. Our relations are developing despite the difficulties, " said Putin. "
"Stefan Löfven said that the discussions earlier in the day, during a panel discussion in which they both starred, was rewarding. "
" I appreciate the opportunity to have discussed political issues at this level. I would like to have further policy discussions, we need it. In some issues, we have consensus in some issues we do not have it. It must also be discussed, said Stefan Löfven. "
"From the Swedish delegation attended, among others, the cabinet secretary Annika Söder and Peter Ericsson, Sweden's ambassador in Moscow. From the Russian side participated, among others, foreign minister Sergei Lavrov."
"Löfven will hold a press conference later on Tuesday. Before that, however, he is eating dinner with Putin, Finnish president Sauli Niinistö, Iceland's president Guðni Jóhannesson and Norway's prime minister Erna Solberg. "
"the Meeting between Stefan Löfven, and Vladimir Putin takes place in the context of International artiskt forum, which focuses on the klimatutmaningarna and cooperation in the arctic region. During the panelsamtalet earlier in the day concerned also the security issues, the situation in Ukraine and Russia's violation of foreign airspace. "
"Löfven has previously said that he intends to select against Russia's war in Ukraine and annexation of Crimea during the bilateral conversation."