Sweden Prime Minister tells Donald Trump U.S. tariffs “will hurt us all”

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U.S. President Donald Trump holds a joint news conference with Sweden’s Prime Minister Stefan Lofven (L) in the East Room of the White House in Washington, U.S., March 6, 2018. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque – HP1EE361MFS98
In a meeting with US President Donald Trump, Prime Minister Stefan Löfven underscored how possible steel and aluminum tariffs could damage economic growth for both countries.

Last week Trump said he would institute 25 percent import duties on foreign steel and 10 percent on aluminum. Löfven made it clear that Sweden, and the rest of the EU, opposed his plan.

In addition to trade, the pair discussed security cooperation and bilateral ties.

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