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A diplomatic missive would be drafted and couriered to the Sverige Government:

To: Foreign Minister Julian Olsson
From: Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Medvedev
 
Although the dusts of war have settled, the distrust and apprehension between our nations due to the actions of the previous Novgorodian regime continue to characterize relations between Sverige and Muscovy. To rectify this, and to bury the hatchet between us, I would like to invite you to Moscow, on the behalf of the Grand Duke, the Foreign Minister, the Government, and the People, for discussions pertaining to issues of this nature. I look forward to meeting with you.
 
Signed,
Sergei Medvedev,
Deputy Foreign Minister

 

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Diplomatic Note from Sverige

 

We agree that the hatchet should be buried between our two nations. There is a lot that our two nations should discuss, and we will be sending our Foreign Minister over to your country as soon as he returns to our Kingdom, he is currently on his way back from the French Empire. We are delaying our meeting only because we feel your government deserves our highest ranking member of the Foreign Ministry to come conduct negotiations with your nation, as some of the issues are of high importance that both of us need to work on together, and one of our diplomats would simply not suffice.

 

Signed,

Sverige Foreign Ministry

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To: Sverige Foreign Ministry
From: Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Medvedev
 
Thank you for letting me know. Please do inform us when Foreign Minister Olsson is on his way to Moscow so we can properly greet him ahead of time when he arrives. Once again, I look forward to meeting with your Foreign Minister.
 
Signed,
Sergei Medvedev,
Deputy Foreign Minister
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Diplomatic Note from Sverige

 

The Foreign Minister has arrived back into Sverige, and will be departing after the plane has refueled to Moscow. We request permission for his jet to pass through your territory and allow it to land within your capital.

 

Foreign Ministry Office

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Permission granted. Our air defense officials, and air traffic controllers in Moscow, will be notified about Minister Olsson's planned flight to Moscow, and will make appropriate plans of action as needed. Edited by JEDCJT
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The plane hosting Julian Olsson quickly refueled after transporting the French Princess to Sverige, and began its departure process. After a few minutes it was into the air, heading over Finland before circling past to head towards Moscow so that the only airspace it ever touched was Sverige and Muscovy. The plane would travel for a few hours before signaling to the air traffic controllers in Moscow that it was close and was prepared to touch down. They waited until permission was granted before it started to move into the Moscow Airport airspace as it prepared for landing.

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Permission would duly be granted by Muscovian air controllers. At the runway, a delegation from the Muscovian Diplomatic Corps would be waiting, along with honorary guards of the Muscovian Honor Guard, who would be ready to play the Swedish anthem at a moment's notice.

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The plane would lower its landing gear as it made its way towards the runway. It touched down and the screeching of its brakes could be heard very clearly, as it slowed itself down. It slowly taxied its way over to where it was designated to stop. As it came to a stop, the stairway was moved up to the door as an aide opened it and Julian Olsson stepped through the door smiling at congregation of people gathered around and waved as he started to make his descent down the stairs.

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The head of the delegation would shake hands with Mr. Olsson and exchange warm pleasantaries, while the honor guard began playing the Sverige anthem. Mr. Olsson would be escorted to a waiting limousine, and driven through the busy streets of Moscow, where the city's historic buildings and areas of interest would be pointed out and explained. When the limousine arrived at the towering Kremlin complex, Mr. Olsson would be escorted into the building and into a conference room.
 
Inside, Foreign Minister Vladimir Lavrov stood up from his seat at a large round conference table. "Welcome to the Grand Duchy of Moscow! It is a honor to receive you," he said with a warm smile as he strode over to shake hands with Mr. Olsson. "Thank you for taking the time to visit Muscovy. The last time we were in contact, our nations were in a war, although we are not the Novgorodian Empire anymore." 
 
Lavrov gestured to a chair. "Please take a seat," he said as he sat down on his chair. "Before we proceed to business, do you want anything to eat or drink?"
 
OOC: Hope you don't mind that I fast-forwarded to the meeting part a bit...extended formalities aren't really my thing, lol.
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OOC: Not a problem.

 

He smiled as he shook the hand of the Muscovy Foreign Minister before walking over and sitting down. "Water would be fine, Thank You." He adjusted himself as his two aides sat next to him. One of his aides took out a notepad, prepared to take notes of the meeting. "I am sure you are aware that I am the Foreign Minister of Sverige, as I am sure you know my name is Julian Olsson, I have not had the pleasure of learning your name or your rank within this Great nation." While he waited for a reply, his other aide handed him a peace of paper with a list of some of the subjects that needed to be discussed with Muscovy.

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"My name is Vladimir Lavrov, and I am the Foreign Minister of Muscovy," Lavrov replied kindly as he gestured to an aide to give Mr. Olsson a glass of water. He would wait patiently for Mr. Olsson to bring up the subjects that needed to be discussed with Muscovy.

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He received the glass of water from the aide, taking a sip from it before putting it down, speaking up to the Muscovy Foreign Minister. "I will tell you now so as to not get offended, I am a blunt man and don't like to beat around the bush. There are a few things that need to be addressed, the first will be the fact that Sverige and Muscovy are living with closed borders due to the aggressive actions of the Novgorod government. We would like a return to normalcy with agreements set up to prevent an armed conflict again. The second thing that needs to be discussed is the area of Russia that had been nuked. We are willing to send crews of specialized teams to help clean up the area. It is a tragedy that a nation from Africa would launch a nuke at anyone, especially after the last major war and we are here willing to help those people that are suffering because of it."

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"No offense taken, Mr. Olsson." Lavrov said with a smile. "My government have taken limited steps in recent times to re-open the borders between our nations. The recent Novgorodian-Sverige War have adversely affected relations between our nations, and we would welcome any initiative to further improve it. In addition to the reopening of our respective border crossings and the resumption of border and commerce regimes, may I suggest a non-aggression pact between our nations for a start? As for Novgorod, I welcome your assistance and support. Not only would this get our relations off to a good start, but this may establish the basis for cooperation between our nations in the future. The tragedy that befell the city of Novgorod was what led to the Great Apocalypse, and we hope that this - as well the events in Asia - will not be repeated. The Ministry of Emergency Management will cooperate with your relevant government agencies in the ongoing cleanup effort inside and around Novgorod."

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"I think a non-aggression pact would be the best start between our two nations. I would like it however to be a standing treaty that should either of us find itself at war with an ally of the other, we should have to uphold it regardless of what level that other treaty is. This would allow for our borders to remain open, allow for free trade and passage of peoples to conduct business, and to prevent another war like last time. If that is satisfactory to you, I have been given permission to sign this treaty on behalf of my government." He took another sip of water. "And with your permission I would like to get our teams moving as early as possible."

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"We would be willing to agree to that, with the caveat that should either of us be attacked by a third party (alas, ally of the other), the other signatory will not provide assistance or support to that third party. With that said, we give you permission to send your teams to Novgorod. Do you have a basic copy of the treaty for our perusal?"

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He would pull out a document from his briefcase and slide it over to Vladimir Lavrov.

 


Moscow-Stockholm Agreement

 

Article 1: Non Aggression

Neither Signatory will raise arms against the other. This treaty will set precedent above any other agreement that either signatory has with any other nation. If treaties would bring either signatory to fight on opposite sides, this agreement will hold true and neither signatory will raise arms against each other.

 

Article 2: Free Trade

Both signatories agree to keep their borders open for trade and commerce between both nations. Not tariffs will be raised for anyone conducting business across the shared border. This will promote growth and trust between both nations.

 

Article 3: Open Borders

Both signatories will agree to maintain open borders between their respective nations during peace and war. This will allow for tourist industries to exist and prevent for possible harassment conducted by local police forces. This will obviously be for people that have proper travel visas, permitted by both governments, to prevent the usage of the open border policy to be abused by black market organizations from utilizing good will, and to prevent third parties from entering either signatories country to cross into the other.

 

Article 4: Optional Defense

Both Signatories reserve the right to defend the other should they come under attack from foreign aggression. This is not mandatory, but is an optional clause that would allow them to defend each other should a foreign entity try to force its way on each other and allow for a route for the other to defend them if they so chose to.

 

 

"As you will read there is a little more than discussed, but it still follows the same basic principle that we have been discussing."

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Lavrov raised an eyebrow at the inclusion of the last clause. It wasn't something that they had discussed. But nevertheless he picked up his special pen and scribbled his signature.
 

Signed for the Tsardom of Muscovy,
Vladimir Lavrov, Foreign Minister

 

"Seems we have everything covered today."

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"If you are confused by the the optional defense clause, it is in there so we have the right to defend you should we feel like it, we don't require you to honor it if you don't feel like it, however unless we have something on paper with another nation, we will not get involved on their behalf with our military at any cost."  After saying that he took his pen and signed the document as well, one for the government of Sverige and one of the government of Muscovy.

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