Peter Hultqvist visits the Hungarian Defence Minister

On September 26, Hungarian Defence Minister István Simicskó received Minister for Defence Peter Hultqvist in Budapest. The ministers discussed the military-strategic situation in the Baltic region and Eastern Europe, as well as the ongoing cooperation on JAS 39 Gripen.

Minister for Defence Peter Hultqvist and the Hungarian Minister for Defence István Simicskó
Minister for Defence Peter Hultqvist and the Hungarian Minister for Defence István Simicskó. Photo: Ministry of Defence of Hungary

During the meeting in the Hungarian capital, Mr Hultqvist presented Sweden's assessment of the deteriorating security policy situation in our neighbourhood. With its latest defence decision, Sweden has increased its focus on national defence and the neighbourhood.

Ministers also discussed defence-related cooperation between the countries. Hungary leases fourteen JAS 39 Gripen from Sweden, and Mr Hultqvist also visited the Kecskemét air base where these aircraft are based.