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Defence Minister Peter Hultqvist’s speech at UK NATO Heads of Mission’s Forum

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Defence Minister Peter Hultqvist attended the UK NATO Heads of Mission’s Forum on
Monday 15 June 2020. The event was hosted by the Embassy of the United Kingdom in Sweden and Ambassador Judith Gough. The main theme of the conference focused on disinformation and cyber security.

In his speech, Defence Minister Hultqvist’s key messages touched upon disinformation during the COVID-19 pandemic, on cyber security and psychological defence, the Swedish defence bill and the steps taken to increase the operational capability of the Swedish Armed Forces, the importance of international defence cooperation as well as exercises in the High North. [Ska det vara High North eller Baltic Sea region? Det står närområdet i den svenska versionen.]

Remarks were also made by NATO representative Dr Antonio Missiroli, Assistant Secretary General for Emerging Security Challenges, who underscored the importance of NATO’s cooperation with close partners such as Sweden and the EU in tackling disinformation and cyber threats.