Press release

PM call with Swedish Prime Minister: 10 August 2016

Prime Minister Theresa May spoke with Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven by telephone earlier today.

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A Downing Street spokesperson said:

The Prime Minister called her Swedish counterpart Stefan Lofven this morning, and Prime Minister Lofven congratulated the Prime Minister on her appointment.

They discussed the outcome of the UK’s referendum on membership of the EU and the Prime Minister reiterated that Article 50 will not be triggered before the end of the year.

The Prime Minister underlined that, although the UK is leaving the EU, we remain committed to maintaining strong relations with European countries.

The two leaders noted the UK and Sweden’s long history of close co-operation and deep bilateral ties and agreed that we should work to build these ties further. They looked forward to meeting in the near future.

Published 10 August 2016