A deputy Russian defense minister will discuss military cooperation issues with his Swedish counterpart during a visit to the Scandinavian country that starts on Monday, the Russian Defense Ministry reported.
“Deputy Russian Defense Minister Anatoly Antonov is starting his three-day working visit to Sweden on March 26,” the ministry said.
“The visit agenda envisions his talks with State Secretary for Defense Hakan Jevrell, during which they are expected to discuss the state and prospects of bilateral military cooperation and exchange opinions on urgent international security issues,” it said.
Antonov will also meet with Supreme Commander of Sweden’s Armed Forces Gen. Sverker Goranson.
A Defense Ministry spokesman earlier told RIA Novosti that Russia and Sweden often participate in various international naval drills, including Open Spirit, Baltops, Bold Monarch and Barents Rescue.
In the summer of 2012, the two countries are to hold joint exercises to rescue the crew of a submarine in distress.