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

  • The Minister for Defence attended the Munich Security Conference

    Minister for Defence Peter Hultqvist attended the Munich Security Conference Munich Security Conference on 16-18 February. This year's conference highlighted the threat to the democratic world order, new prerequisites for a common European defense policy and analyzes of regional development in Africa, Eastern and Central Europe and the Middle East.

  • Peter Hultqvist met Japan's State Minister of Defence

    State Minister of Defence Mr Tomohiro Yamamoto receives a gift from Peter Hultqvist
    State Minister of Defence Mr Tomohiro Yamamoto receives a gift from Peter Hultqvist. Photo: Per Sandström/Government Offices

    On Wednesday, 17 January, Minister for Defence Peter Hultqvist received Japan’s State Minister of Defence Tomohiro Yamamoto. The meeting is part of a two-day programme in Sweden.

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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