MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Last month, Lavrov said that Russia would respond in military-technical terms on its northern borders if Sweden were to join NATO.
"I think this case is closed," Ericson told RIA Novosti.
According to the diplomat, the embassy has a good relationship with the Russian Foreign Ministry.
"I think both sides know each other’s opinions," Ericson explained.
Sweden officially declares the country is neutral and non-aligned. Despite it being a part of the bloc, the country does sometimes contributes to various NATO operations. In 2011, Sweden became the only country, neither a member of NATO nor the Arab League, to participate in the no-fly zone over Libya by sending there its air force upon NATO's request.