Swedish Foreign Office delegation meets Thamilchelvan

[TamilNet, Friday, 31 May 2002, 22:27 GMT]
The Director of the Asia department of Sweden's Foreign Office, Mr. Borje Ljunggren met the head of the Liberation Tigers' political section, Mr. S. P. Thamilchelvan on May 25 to discuss the ongoing peace initiative in Sri Lanka, sources said.

Mr. Ljunggren was accompanied by his Deputy, Ms. Anna Lindstedt, and Ms. Ann Marie Fallenius, Charge d' Affaires of the Swedish Embassy in Colombo the sources said.

The discussion, which lasted about two hours, was described as cordial and constructive.

Mr. Ljunggren, who holds a Ph.D. in political science from Southern Illinois University has extensive experience in development issues. He was a senior official with Swedish International Development Authority (SIDA), the government agency for bilateral international development cooperation.

Sweden has been an aid donor to Sri Lanka for 40 years.

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(LTTE photo)

 

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