Sweden and Germany sign Letter of Intent in area of defence

In conjunction to the Nato-meeting June 29, Minister for Defence Peter Hultqvist and his German counterpart Minister of Defence Dr. Ursula von der Leyen signed a Letter of Intent (LoI), deepening the co-operation between the Swedish and German Armed Forces and other Defence Agencies.

Minister for Defence Peter Hultqvist and his German counterpart Minister of Defence Dr. Ursula von der Leyen
Minister for Defence Peter Hultqvist and his German counterpart Minister of Defence Dr. Ursula von der Leyen. Photo: Axel Oweling / Government Offices of Sweden

The aim of the LoI is to deepen and increase co-operation between the Swedish and German Armed Forces and other Defence Agencies by building on current co-operative activities, and implementing new initiatives to work together effectively and efficiently.

- Germany is an important actor in the Baltic Sea Region and a partner that we share values and many central interests with. Consequently, German-Swedish defence co-operation promotes stability in the Baltic Sea region and in Europe as a whole, said Minister for Defence Peter Hultqvist.

The Letter of Intent comprises for example exercises, armament and multinational operations, and include land, sea and air forces. Explicit examples are, promoting naval exercises and mine countermeasures in the Baltic Sea. The Letter of Intent also sets out to deepen the dialogue on defence policy, particularly concerning the Baltic Sea Region.

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