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

  • Minister for Defence Peter Hultqvist gave an opening address at the Berlin Security Conference

    On 28 November, Minister for Defence Peter Hultqvist took part in the 2017 Berlin Security Conference in the German capital. This year’s theme was ‘Europe under pressure – security and defence in unpredictable times’. Sweden was a partner in this year’s conference, alongside the organiser, and Sweden’s Minister for Defence held the opening address.

  • Peacekeeping mission in focus at the UN conference in Vancouver

    This year, ministers of defence and international organisations from some 70 countries participated
    At the conference ministers of defence and international organisations from some 70 countries participated. Photo: The Department of National Defence, Canada

    On 14-15 November, the Minister for Defence, Peter Hultqvist, participated in the UN Peacekeeping Defence Ministerial conference in Vancouver. At the meeting, the Minister for Defence emphasised Sweden’s broad UN commitment.

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.

Swedish Armed Forces Exercise Aurora 17 will increase military capability

Exercise Aurora 17 will be conducted on 11–29 September. The exercise is the largest armed forces exercise held in Sweden for over 20 years.

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