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The Ministry of Defence is responsible for Sweden’s military defence and its support agencies. Its strategic planning includes international operations and security-building activities, which the agencies are instructed to implement and follow up.
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Sweden has extensive defence cooperation with other states and organisations. This cooperation is an integral part of the solidarity-based security policy upon which Sweden builds security together with others.
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Sweden and Finland join UK-led response force
At a signing ceremony held at Karlberg Castle June 30, Swedish Minister for Defence Peter Hultqvist together with UK Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon and Minster of Defence of Finland Jussi Niinistö joined the United Kingdom-led Joint Expeditionary Force (JEF).
Sweden and Germany sign Letter of Intent in area of defence
In conjunction to the Nato-meeting June 29, Minister for Defence Peter Hultqvist and his German counterpart Minister of Defence Dr. Ursula von der Leyen signed a Letter of Intent (LoI), deepening the co-operation between the Swedish and German Armed Forces and other Defence Agencies.
Norwegian Minister of Defence visits Sweden
Minister for Defence Peter Hultqvist received on June 22 in Stockholm his Norwegian colleague, Minister of Defence Ine Eriksen Søreide. The visit is a continuation to the strengthened bilateral ties in the light of new security policy challenges both countries are facing.
Sweden joins United Kingdom-led expeditionary force
The Swedish government decided on June 22 to join the United Kingdom-led Joint Expeditionary Force (JEF). Present participants are Denmark, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands and Norway.
Minister for Defence Peter Hultqvist met with U.S. Defense Secretary Mattis
Minister for Defence Peter Hultqvist met U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis in Washington D.C. on 18 May. The ministers discussed the deepened defence cooperation between the two countries.
Speech by Minister for Defence Peter Hultqvist on Northern European Security
Key Note Speech at John Hopkins University. Washington, May 17, 2017. Check against delivery.
Speech by Minister for Defence Peter Hultqvist at Johns Hopkins
On May 16 Minister for Defence Peter Hultqvist gave a speech at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in Washington D.C. In his speech, the Minister for Defence focused on security policy development in Northern Europe.
Minister for Defence Peter Hultqvist visited the UN Headquarters in New York City
On May 15, Swedish Minister for Defence Peter Hultqvist visited the UN Headquarters in New York City. In addition to visiting the Swedish Permanent Mission, the Minister for Defence also represented Sweden in an open debate on conflict-related sexual violence held at the UN Security Council.
Speech by the Swedish Minister for Defence at United Nation's Security Council
Speech by the Swedish Minister for Defence at the Security Council. Open Debate on Sexual Violence in Conflict Settings New York, May 16 2017. Check against delivery.