Swedish Foreign Minister Ann Linde will attend the informal dinner of NATO foreign ministers to be held this Saturday in Berlin, a gesture that comes amid Sweden and Finland’s bid to join the alliance.
According to the Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet, the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced that Sweden had been invited to take part in the meeting, along with Finland as partner countries.
The dinner will focus on the situation in Europe, measures in support of Ukraine and Sweden, and Finland’s engagement with NATO, the statement said.
Linde will also present Sweden’s security considerations, which it presented earlier on Friday, and hold separate meetings with NATO Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoana and Finnish Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto.
On the other hand, the Swedish oil companies have officially announced that they will stop buying Russian oil, although the three companies that bought it, Preem, ST1 and Nyas, already stopped doing so after the start of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. on February 24th.
Industry organization Drivkraft Sverige CEO Jessica Alenius said in a statement to Swedish radio station Ekot that companies have opted for other suppliers.
Norway and Denmark have already completely stopped Russian imports. Finland, which is more dependent on Russian oil, said it would stop buying it in July.