Peter Hultqvist met Japan's State Minister of Defence

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.

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

At the meeting, Mr Hultqvist and Mr Yamamoto discussed the forms for bilateral defence cooperation with particular focus on defence materiel. The meeting also included presentations about and discussions on each country's regional security situation and their national defence policy approaches.

During his visit to Sweden, Mr Yamamoto also met State Secretary Jan Salestrand and representatives of Saab. He also visited a civil defence shelter that can withstand a nuclear blast.

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