Statement by National Security Council Spokesperson Emily Horne on National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan’s Meeting with Karin Wallensteen, State Secretary for Foreign Affairs to the Prime Minister of Sweden
National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan met today with Karin Wallensteen, State Secretary for Foreign Affairs to the Prime Minister of Sweden. They discussed their shared concerns about Russia’s continued build-up of military forces around Ukraine, reaffirmed their support for Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, and reviewed transatlantic efforts to coordinate diplomacy and deterrence efforts. In addition, they discussed the close defense partnership between the United States and Sweden. They agreed on the importance of boosting our bilateral cooperation in promoting democracy and human rights worldwide as well as addressing climate change, global health, and health security.