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Swedish PM welcomes Turkey envoy return after Armenia issue

01 April 2010 [13:13] - TODAY.AZ
Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt welcomed return of Turkish Ambassadress to Sweden Zergun Koruturk.
According to the Swedish newspapers, Prime Minister Reinfeldt said that it was a good step to keep Turkey-Sweden relations vigorous. He also highlighted importance of the bilateral relations.

Prime Minister Reinfeldt extended Sweden's support to Turkey's membership to the European Union.

Meanwhile, Koruturk said in an interview with the Swedish news agency TT that the Turkish government welcomed attitude of both Swedish Prime Minister Reinfeldt and Foreign Minister Carl Bildt following approval of the resolution about Armenian allegations.

"The Turkish government and I do not have any doubts that there would be no changes in the foreign policy of the Swedish government. Prime Minister Reinfeldt and Foreign Minister Bildt said in their statements that it was the government, not the parliament which shapes Sweden's foreign policy," he added.

Turkey's diplomat returned to Sweden on Tuesday after being recalled to Ankara for consultations on the decision of the Swedish parliament to adopt a resolution on the incidents of 1915. Swedish Parliament approved the resolution on March 11. The resolution was approved with 131 votes against 130. Turkey strongly rejects the genocide allegations and regards the events as civil strife in wartime which claimed lives of many Turks and Armenians.

/World Bulletin/

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