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Reserves for cooperation

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Defense Minister General of the Army Sergei Shoigu held talks with Sweden’s colleague Karin Enström, who arrived at Moscow on a two-day visit at the head of the military delegation. During the conversation, the heads of the military departments discussed a wide range of issues - from the perspectives of regional cooperation in the Baltic to the situation in Egypt and Syria.


Welcoming his colleague in the building of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, the head of the Russian military department noted that there are many issues that are of mutual interest to Russia and Sweden. In matters of bilateral regional cooperation, Sergei Shoigu spoke in favor of building closer contacts in the Baltic.

Looking ahead, we note that following the results of the negotiations, preliminary agreements were reached on holding a joint exercise and rescue training in the Baltic Sea in 2014 in the Baltic Sea in the framework of the relevant Russian-Swedish agreement. “We agreed to expand the scope of joint activities, of which we have quite a lot today,” General of the Army Sergei Shoigu said after the meeting, noting that “there is a reserve” for further development of cooperation.

During the talks, the parties could not but touch upon the events that are currently developing rapidly in the Arab East. Describing the current situation in Egypt, the head of the Russian military department expressed hope for an early normalization of the political situation in this republic. Regarding Syria, Sergei Shoigu noted that the events taking place on its territory cannot be called a civil war. “It is rather a struggle against those forces that somehow wander between different kinds of conflicts,” the RF Minister of Defense specified.

The parties also discussed the situation in Afghanistan in connection with the upcoming withdrawal of the International Security Assistance Force from there in 2014. The Russian minister, in particular, stressed the need to maintain stability in this Islamic republic and in the region as a whole "at least at the level that exists today."

Summing up the negotiations with the Minister of Defense of Sweden, the head of the Russian defense ministry expressed confidence that as a result of the meeting and the implementation of the plan that exists between the defense ministries of Russia and Sweden, bilateral cooperation can be continued at a new level. “Today’s meeting should become an additional stimulus for further, more dynamic development of relations in both military and military-technical cooperation between our countries,” concluded Army General Sergei Shoigu.

For her part, Swedish Defense Minister Karin Enström thanked Sergei Shoigu for the constructive meeting. Sweden has a “wonderful relationship” with Russia, according to her. “I hope that we will be able to continue an effective, fruitful dialogue on a number of topics that are of mutual interest,” Ms. Enström told reporters. Based on the results of the negotiations, the Swedish side is counting on the further development of cooperation with Russia in responding to crisis situations, as well as in the military sphere. Also, according to the minister, there was an exchange of experience in reforming the armed forces, which is going on in parallel in two countries.

As the head of the Swedish defense department noted, against the background of events occurring in the world, challenges and threats, flexible and effective defense is needed. “This background encourages us to more productive cooperation,” said Karin Enström. In this regard, the head of the Swedish Ministry of Defense expressed gratitude to the Russian minister for the international conference on European security held in Moscow in May and invited, in turn, Sergei Shoigu to visit her country at any convenient time.
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  1. afire
    afire 8 July 2013 10: 03 New
    +1
    Hmm, the Swedes come to cooperate ...
    Change of priorities?
    Felt where the truth and power, and with whom they are on the way?
    Found those who will help to remain a country and with whom it is better to be friends than to have confrontations?
    Or mishandled Cossacks who feel the soil?
    strange as it is all in my opinion
    1. T-100
      T-100 8 July 2013 11: 42 New
      +1
      Hmm, the Swedes come to cooperate ...
      Change of priorities?
      Felt where the truth and power, and with whom they are on the way?
      Found those who will help to remain a country and with whom it is better to be friends than to have confrontations?
      Or mishandled Cossacks who feel the soil?
      strange as it is all in my opinion

      Yes, where does it ??? YOU look with a hungry look staring at our Minister of Defense. Thick stools love only fat shl ** hi (like Vasilyeva), let him show her a powerful Russian x * (th) ren !!!!
      1. StolzSS
        StolzSS 8 July 2013 13: 28 New
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        You are not politically correct laughing But it sounds good wassat
  2. pensioner
    pensioner 8 July 2013 10: 10 New
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    I look at the picture Shoigu smiles and the Swedish minister doesn’t. Remember something along the way. From the recent ...
    1. Armata
      Armata 8 July 2013 10: 54 New
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      Quote: retired
      I look at the picture Shoigu smiles and the Swedish minister hasn’t
      Yes, look at it scared and laugh hunting, and he only smiles. And in general, what common interests do we have with them?
      1. Alexander Romanov
        Alexander Romanov 8 July 2013 10: 59 New
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        Quote: Mechanic
        . And in general, what common interests do we have with them?

        Hi Zhenya! Well, maybe negotiations are underway on supplies for the needs of Moscow Region, a batch of Volvo luxury cars wink
      2. Basileus
        Basileus 8 July 2013 11: 09 New
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        In my opinion, just recently, some Swedish military official said that if Russia attacks them, then Sweden will not last a week without NATO support. Indeed, what interests can be discussed when they break it?
      3. pensioner
        pensioner 8 July 2013 11: 22 New
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        And what, it’s not a sin to make fun of their Russophobia! Remember how they raised a tantrum not so long ago? Here Shoigu reminded ... And the woman is really terrible as my life ... Good afternoon, countryman! Sedna seems to be better ... When the winter is already !!!!
  3. Metlik
    Metlik 8 July 2013 10: 12 New
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    The American bison seems to be completely gone. Europe begins to turn to the Russian bear.
  4. papss
    papss 8 July 2013 11: 06 New
    +1
    Quote: Mechanic
    Quote: retired
    I look at the picture Shoigu smiles and the Swedish minister hasn’t
    Yes, look at it scared and laugh hunting, and he only smiles. And in general, what common interests do we have with them?

    I agree with the Mechanic ... "+" And Karin Enström, apparently sad from the fact that Shoigu translated her, Medvedev’s words "that all new members of the North Atlantic alliance ultimately change the balance of power, and we are forced to respond to this"
  5. pensioner
    pensioner 8 July 2013 13: 34 New
    +1
    Quote: Metlik
    Europe begins to turn to the Russian bear.

    Not. Do not. We know what they are trying to substitute ...
  6. kartalovkolya
    kartalovkolya 8 July 2013 13: 46 New
    +1
    No need to offend the little ones, there is enough Petya-1 lessons from them, they already understand where and where the wind is blowing (and most importantly, who is blowing ...) !!! They poor suffered from their neutrality when they quietly helped Hitler, but for some reason turned out to be white and fluffy. That's why Kozhugetovich Smiles and is so sad about his vis! Cat smells whose meat has eaten!
  7. rudolff
    rudolff 8 July 2013 18: 34 New
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    And why not collaborate? For marine engines Volvo for example. Or on the topic of VNEU. They are already actively working on next-generation non-nuclear submarines with Stirling all-mode engines as a power plant, but they may not be able to pull it alone. The option of creating an international consortium to promote this project was discussed. If Russia connects, then no consortium is needed. Sweden is not a member of NATO, the Americans have limited influence on it, and you can use this.
    1. Metlik
      Metlik 8 July 2013 18: 44 New
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      Here, they often scoff at Europe, but if you think about the bad relations between Europe and Russia, only the United States can benefit.
  8. rudolff
    rudolff 8 July 2013 19: 17 New
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    Metlic, absolutely right! By bilateral agreements with individual European states, we can undermine the unity of NATO or another conditionally hostile alliance from within. And the Americans really do not like this. Especially when it comes to issues of military-technical cooperation and military technology transfer. Maybe the Mistrals are not our first priority, although they will not be superfluous, but I was damn pleased to see how the French showed the Americans the gun and sent them to hell!