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Northern Group Ministerial Meeting


On 20 October, Sweden’s Minister for Defence Peter Hultqvist will participate in a meeting with his colleagues from the other Northern Group countries. The Northern Group is a security and defence policy forum with a focus on northern Europe.

Peter Hultqvist in a suit sitting on sofa inside.
Sweden’s Minister for Defence Peter Hultqvist. Photo: Ninni Andersson/Government Offices of Sweden

The upcoming meeting will take place in Brussels. Among the items on the agenda are aspects of green defence, the security situation in the Arctic and northern Europe, and future cooperation and priorities.

“The Northern Group is an important forum for Sweden and other countries in our neighbourhood. The regular meetings within the group provide an opportunity to discuss issues of common interest, such as recent developments in our region,” says Mr Hultqvist.

Established in 2010, the Northern Group consists of twelve countries: Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Sweden and the United Kingdom.

“The Northern Group complements Sweden’s other bi- and multilateral defence cooperations,” says Mr Hultqvist.