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Denmark's Defence minister visited Sweden

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Denmark's new Defence minister Trine Bramsen visited Sweden on August 30 for bilateral talks with Minister for Defence Peter Hultqvist. The ministers discussed bilateral defence cooperation, the security policy situation in Northern Europe, international operations and other defence policy issues of common interest.

  • Minister for Defence Peter Hultqvist received his Danish colleague Trine Bramsen at Kastellholmen in Stockholm.

    Minister for Defence Peter Hultqvist received his Danish colleague Trine Bramsen at Kastellholmen in Stockholm.

    Photo: Ninni Andersson/Government Officies

  • Minister for Defence Peter Hultqvist and Danish Minister for Defence Trine Bramsen.

    Minister for Defence Peter Hultqvist and Danish Minister for Defence Trine Bramsen.

    Photo: Ninni Andersson/Government Officies

  • Danish Defence minister Trine Bramsen visited Sweden on August 30.

    The Danish Defence minister Trine Bramsen visited Sweden on August 30.

    Photo: Ninni Andersson/Government Officies

In January 2016, Sweden and Denmark signed a memorandum of understanding on enhanced defence cooperation within the air and maritime domain. The Danish and Swedish Armed Forces are currently working on the implementation of the agreement. For instance, there is since 2016 a technical arrangement within the framework of the MoU on mutual access to Swedish and Danish air space. Enhanced Swedish-Danish cooperation strengthens the national defence and the ability to carry out operations in our close vicinity.

During the meeting, initiatives within the framework of the Nordic defence cooperation NORDEFCO were discussed, as well as joint participation in the British-led Joint Expeditionary Force (JEF) and cooperation within the framework of international military operations. The agenda also included orientations on the countries' national defence policies.