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US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson coming to Sweden: reports

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US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson coming to Sweden: reports
Rex Tillerson pictured speaking on Tuesday. Photo: AP Photo/Sait Serkan Gurbuz/TT
10:04 CET+01:00
The American Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, will reportedly visit Stockholm in early December.

According to information shared with Swedish daily Aftonbladet, Tillerson is set to come to Stockholm on December 6th.

Contacted by The Local, a US embassy spokesperson was able to confirm comments from Sweden's Foreign Ministry that a visit from the American Secretary of State was being discussed, but was not able to give any further details.

The news comes after Tillerson gave a speech on Tuesday emphasizing the importance of the American-EU relationship, particularly in the face of what he called "Russian aggression".

“The United States and Europe have stood shoulder to shoulder since 2014 in confronting this Russian aggression with a coordinated sanctions policy," he said, referring to Russia's military intervention in Ukraine.

"Our security commitments to European allies are ironclad," he continued.

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