Ann Linde and defence minister Peter Hultqvist meet media after a parliamentary committee meeting on Tuesday.
Foreign Minister Ann Linde is positive that Russia is open to diplomatic discussions and talks about withdrawal.
“If you want a more constructive attitude when it comes to resolving the conflict, it is positive. At the same time, we have not yet seen that troops are really being withdrawn or that they have had a constructive approach in diplomatic negotiations,” Linde tells Swedish Radio News.
The government was due to announce news on Sweden’s military operations in Mali today but a decision has been delayed until March 1.