Alawi meets Swedish foreign minister, visits Sipri

Stockholm: Yusuf bin Alawi bin Abdallah, Minister Responsible for Foreign Affairs met Margot Wallstrom, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Sweden, in Stockholm on Tuesday. The two sides discussed developing and promoting the bilateral relations between the two friendly countries. They also discussed several regional and international issues. Jan Eliasson, Chairman of Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) hosted Minister Alawi. Bin Alawi also met with the Institute’s Board’s members, Swedish academics and parliamentarians. A presentation was given for Alawi on activities carried out by the institute, in cooperation with international organisations and agencies actively concerned with preventive diplomacy and peace building, as well as developing the existing relations between the Sultanate and the Institute.