Since Russia annexed the crimean peninsula in 2014, the relationship has been extremely frosty, and for three years had only meetings at the technical level. No ministerial meetings took place until 2017, then minister for foreign affairs Margot Wallström met his Russian colleague Sergey Lavrov in Moscow.
government offices will Löfven to hold on to the Swedish so-called tvåspårspolitik in the meeting with Putin. It means that the Leaves take up human rights and the Russian annexation of the crimean peninsula. At the same time, Löfven also to take up bilateral issues, above all in the trade.
At the Arctic forum also involved the president of Finland Sauli Niinistö, Norway's prime minister Erna Solberg and Iceland's president Gudni Jóhannesson. All three nordic leaders speak during the huvudsessionen for the Arctic forum on Tuesday. Also Niinistö will meet Putin during a bilateral meeting on Tuesday.