Peter Hultqvist

Peter Hultqvist

Minister for Defence

Ministry of Defence

“Defence policy must be based on responsibility for Sweden. This involves asserting our sovereignty, our democratic social order and the right to determine our own future.”

News from Peter Hultqvist

  • Sweden and Finland join UK-led response force

    At a signing ceremony held at Karlberg Castle June 30, Swedish Minister for Defence Peter Hultqvist together with UK Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon and Minster of Defence of Finland Jussi Niinistö joined the United Kingdom-led Joint Expeditionary Force (JEF).
    At a signing ceremony held at Karlberg Castle June 30, Swedish Minister for Defence Peter Hultqvist together with UK Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon and Minster of Defence of Finland Jussi Niinistö joined the United Kingdom-led Joint Expeditionary Force (JEF). Photo: Per Sandström/Government Offices

    At a signing ceremony held at Karlberg Castle June 30, Swedish Minister for Defence Peter Hultqvist together with UK Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon and Minster of Defence of Finland Jussi Niinistö joined the United Kingdom-led Joint Expeditionary Force (JEF).

  • Brazilian Minister of Defence visited Sweden

    The defence ministers of Sweden and Brazil during ceremonial honors at Karlberg Castle
    The defence ministers of Sweden and Brazil during ceremonial honors at Karlberg Castle. Photo: Ninni Andersson / Swedish Governments Offices

    Minister for Defence Peter Hultqvist received on June 13 his Brazilian colleague Raul Jungmann in Stockholm.

The Swedish Defence Bill 2016-2020

Thursday, April 23, the Government proposed a Defence Bill 2016-2020 for the Parliament.

Defence cooperation between Finland and Sweden

In the autumn of 2013, Sweden and Finland announced their intent to deepen their defence cooperation.

Nordic Defence Cooperation (NORDEFCO)

Sweden holds the Chairmanship of the Nordic Defence Cooperation (NORDEFCO) in 2015.

Statement by the Swedish Minister for Defence Peter Hultqvist at the Munich Security Conference 2017 on “Arctic Security”

Munich, February 18th 2017 Check against delivery

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