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A caretaker government under Lofven continues to run the country but the lack of progress in coalition talks makes a snap election more likely.
The speaker of parliament, Andreas Norlen, will begin talks on Thursday with the leaders of the eight parties represented in parliament to determine who is best placed to form the next government.
The governing centre-left bloc had a razor-thin edge over the centre-right opposition Alliance, with roughly 40 per cent each.
The four-party centre-right opposition Alliance -- made up of the conservative Moderates, Christian Democrats, Liberals and Centre -- rejected Lofven's invite, urging him to resign.
There has been an intensification of cooperation in areas such as green technology and smart cities.
The agreement involves cooperation in areas such as clean technology, waste management, innovation, renewable energy, skill and women’s development.
Ri held talks with his Swedish counterpart Margot Wallstrom, discussions which according to Swedish officials were to focus on the denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula.