Incorrect reporting about divestment of Azercell

On 28 March, a Swedish daily reported about Telia Company. With regards to the article, the company has the following comments:

On 5 March, 2018, Telia Company completed the divestment of its interest in the Azeri telecommunications operator Azercell, to Azintelecom, a company wholly owned by the Republic of Azerbaijan. 

In the article in Svenska Dagbladet, anonymous sources claim that Telia Company failed to invite interested parties into the divestment process. The allegation is incorrect. Telia Company has followed all the necessary routines and guidelines connected to all divestment processes.

A representative from Civil Rights Defenders is quoted in Svenska Dagbladet. Telia Company extends an invitation to the organization to describe the company’s Responsible Business work.