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The Nordic defence ministers conferred within the framework of the Nordic Defence Cooperation (NORDEFCO)

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Defence Minister Peter Hultqvist participated on March 30 in a teleconference with the other Nordic defence ministers within the framework of the Nordic defence cooperation NORDEFCO. The Danish Defence Minister Trine Bramsen hosted the meeting. The focus of the ministers' discussions was on the current COVID-19 pandemic.

During the teleconference, the ministers discussed efforts made to overcome the epidemic and its consequences for the national defence forces. The countries agreed on the importance of a continued close cooperation.

Furthermore, the ministers discussed the implementation of the common Nordic Vision 2025 including on enhancing cyber security, the Nordic-Transatlantic relations and a strengthened Nordic cooperation in crisis or conflict. The ministers also discussed Nordic contributions to international operations.