President Donald J. Trump’s Call with Prime Minister Stefan Lofven of Sweden

The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

April 10, 2017

President Donald J. Trump spoke by phone yesterday with Prime Minister Stefan Lofven of Sweden to express condolences to the loved ones of those who were killed in Friday’s terrorist attack in central Stockholm, and to wish a speedy recovery to those who were wounded. The two leaders agreed to maintain and strengthen the already close partnership between the United States and Sweden in the global fight against terrorism.


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Four people were killed, 15 were injured Friday when a hijacked beer truck plowed into pedestrians at a central Stockholm department store. Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven said his country had been “attacked” and described the incident as an “act of terror.” “The country is in a state of shock,” he said. “The aim of terrorism is to undermine democracy. But such a goal will never be achieved in Sweden.”