US president Obama to visit Sweden in September
Wednesday, 07 August 2013
U.S. President Barak Obama plans to travel to Sweden in the beginning
of September, the White House is said to have said in a statement
according to Swedish media reports. The visit is said to have come at the invitation of the Swedish Prime
Minister, Fredrik Reinfeldt.
On Wednesday 4 and Thursday 5 September, US President Barack Obama will
visit Sweden at the invitation of Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt. It
will be the first time an incumbent US president pays a bilateral visit
to Sweden, the Swedish prime ministry office write in a post on the
President Obama / image from White
"This will be a good opportunity to discuss political and economic
developments in the world directly with President Obama, and an
opportunity to present Sweden's views. I am looking forward to talks
about the conditions for trade, the need for reforms and the economic
situation in Europe and the world," says Mr Reinfeldt according to a
Jeff Andersen, a spokesman for the U.S. Embassy in Stockholm, told
Radio Sweden that they look forward to Obama's visit to Stockholm, but
that at present there are no details of Obama's plans during the visit.
In the mean time, Russia said it is disappointed that U.S. President
Barack Obama has cancelled their strategic regular scheduled meeting
with President Vladimir Putin in Moscow, Putin's foreign policy
adviser, Yuri Usjakov said.
He notes that the cancelled visit in early September is due to the fact
that Russia has decided to give the defected American intelligence
officer, Edward Snowden temporary asylum.
Usjakov think it shows that the U.S. is not ready to accept a
relationship on equal footing between the two countries.
The White House gave the message about the cancelled visit earlier
Wednesday afternoon. The meeting was expected to come ahead of the G20
summit in St. Petersburg.
by Scancomark.com Team
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