Sweden hopes to use its time at the EU helm to forge closer relations with Russia

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Series Details Vol 7, No.2, 11.1.01, p2
Publication Date 11/01/2001
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Date: 11/01/01

Prime Minister Göran Persson said the time was right for developing ties with the country now that it has a popular new president and an improving economy. The Swedes are organising an EU-Russia conference for March at which the two sides will discuss what steps Russia can take to improve its chances for membership of the World Trade Organisation.

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