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MOSCOW, October 10 (Itar-Tass) - Russia is waiting for a response from Stockholm on its proposal to start consultations on the conclusion of a child adoption agreement between Russia and Sweden.
“We do not have a bilateral adoption agreement with our Swedish colleagues,” Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashenko said on Thursday. He added that the Russian side had suggested starting consultations on the subject in October 2012 when Alexander Astakhov, the Russian Ombudsman for Children’s Rights, visited Stockholm.
“Unfortunately, we have not received an official reply from Sweden as of yet,” Lukashevich went on to say. “Questions and problems related to the adoption of Russian children by Swedish families arise on and off,” he said.
“In Russia, these questions are in the competence of the Ministry of Education and Science. Naturally, all decisions are made in compliance with Russian laws,” the diplomat explained.
“As we know, colleagues from the embassy held the first round of consultations at the Ministry of Education and Science last week. They received explanations on the mechanisms of adoption into foreign families. We still hope for a reply from Stockholm,” Lukashevich stressed.