Carl Bildt, a former Swedish prime minister, says that immigration is not causing as many problems for the country as Norway's immigration minister Sylvi Listhaug depicts.

Listhaug, who visited Sweden this week ostensibly to learn about migration in the country, has been criticised for misrepresenting internal security in Norway's neighbour as part of her election campaign, and has in the past used Sweden as a cautionary tale while calling for tighter immigration policies at home.

On Tuesday, Sweden's Migration Minister Heléne Fritzon cancelled a meeting with her Norwegian counterpart at the last minute, after judging that Listhaug's visit to Sweden was part of her campaign.

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