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Austrian Minister of Defence Klaudia Tanner visits Sweden

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The security policy situation in Europe and bilateral cooperation in the defence materiel area were some of the agenda items when Austrian Minister of Defence Klaudia Tanner visited Sweden on 20 September. Swedish Minister for Defence Peter Hultqvist received Ms Tanner at Karlberg Palace.

Peter Hultqvist and Klaudia Tanner standing outdoors at Karlberg Palace, Stockholm.
Minister for Defence Peter Hultqvist and Austrian Minister of Defence Klaudia Tanner at Karlberg Palace, Stockholm. Photo: Ninni Andersson/Government Offices of Sweden

Ms Tanner has served as Austria’s Minister of Defence since 2020, and her visit to Sweden marks her first in that capacity. During Ms Tanner’s visit, a bilateral meeting with Mr Hultqvist was held.

Sweden and Austria enjoy a long tradition of cooperation in the defence area, bilaterally and in the context of the EU. During the meeting, the ministers touched on developments regarding the security policy situation in Europe, EU’s military defence and the bilateral cooperation between the two countries with regard to defence materiel.

“Today, Klaudia Tanner and I had very fruitful discussions on our bilateral relations in the defence area. We also discussed the challenges that follow from developments in the security policy situation in our neighbourhood, and how we can further develop our bilateral cooperation in the defence materiel area,” says Mr Hultqvist.