I morse kom det ett pressmeddelande till Svenska Freds. Det var från något som heter Intermail press service och visade sig handla om ett stadsbesök som går av stapeln i dag, den 1 maj. Så här stod det:
President Mankinenko in honourable visit in Sweden today
In an effort to strengthen the good relations with Sweden president Vladimir Mankinenko will today pay an official visit to Stockholm, the capital of Sweden.
– We wish to express our greatest appreciation to the leaders of Sweden for their generous support of our nation over the years, says President Mankinenko.
The trade between the countries have been intense over the past years, not least in the military area. The president will meet with Swedish industry and his government comrades to discuss future cooperation of COMINT-technology.
– We reiterate our strong desire to boost our good military partnership in all areas, but we are especially interested in the world-class advanced communication-control programme of Saab AB. Without the active promotion of the Swedish Defence and Security Export Agency we would not be as prosperous in our family as we are today, says President Mankinenko.
Also in Sweden today for the meeting is King Fadi bin Aziz. bin Aziz also expresses gratitude over the longstanding friendship but warns for dramatic policy changes in the aftermath of the so called Arab spring.
– I am sure that my good friends, the leaders of the Kingdom of Sweden, will listen to voices of power and diamonds rather than small lobby groups and peaceniks possessed with the idea of taking Sweden into a labyrinth of democracy elaborations, says King bin Aziz.
The Swedish Peace and Arbitration Society which today intensifies its campaign to stop Swedish arms sales to dictatorships has generated a tiny support of only 11.000 signatures for a petition to be delivered to the Government of Sweden later this year. Also, in a surprising move, the Parliament of Sweden on May 19, 2011, voted in favour of stronger export controls towards non-democratic states.
– My call to the mighty leaders of the Kingdom of Sweden is to respect my rights, stop discrimination of dictatorships and to continue the free flow of guns to secure my future rule and the stability of my kingdom. Thank you Sweden, your weapons are my power, King bin Aziz concludes.
Photo opportunity and interviews
When: 1 May 2012, 13.30-14.00 CET
Where: Humlegarden, Stockholm
Who: President Vladimir Mankinenko and King Fadi bin Aziz
Media censor officer of President Vladimir Mankinenko, the Democratic Republic of Abusistan: +991 001 435 667 88
Media Mogul of King Fadi bin Aziz, the Kingdom of Dictatoria: +969 72 893 432 875