Press release from Ministry for Foreign Affairs

Minister for Foreign Affairs Ann Linde to attend ministerial meeting on shooting down of Flight PS752 over Iran


On Thursday 16 January, Minister for Foreign Affairs Ann Linde will travel to London to attend the International Coordination and Response Group for the families of the victims of Flight PS752. The meeting will bring together foreign ministers from the countries that lost residents in the aircraft crash in Iran on 8 January.

The meeting was called at the initiative of Canada and aims to coordinate measures for the countries affected by the shooting down of Flight PS752. In addition to Sweden and Canada, Afghanistan, the United Kingdom and Ukraine will also participate. The Dutch foreign minister will also participate to share the experience of the Netherlands following the shooting down of Flight MH17 over Ukraine.

“We will emphasise the importance of a full and transparent investigation into the shooting down of the aircraft and we expect the cooperation of Iranian authorities. We will also discuss support and compensation to relatives and the identification and repatriation of remains,” says Ms Linde.

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