Ministry of Defence
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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International Defence Cooperation
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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Minister for Defence Peter Hultqvist gave an opening address at the Berlin Security Conference
On 28 November, Minister for Defence Peter Hultqvist took part in the 2017 Berlin Security Conference in the German capital. This year’s theme was ‘Europe under pressure – security and defence in unpredictable times’. Sweden was a partner in this year’s conference, alongside the organiser, and Sweden’s Minister for Defence held the opening address.
Speech by Minister for Defence Peter Hultqvist at Berlin Security Conference 2017
Berlin, 28 November 2017 Check against delivery.
Peacekeeping mission in focus at the UN conference in Vancouver
On 14-15 November, the Minister for Defence, Peter Hultqvist, participated in the UN Peacekeeping Defence Ministerial conference in Vancouver. At the meeting, the Minister for Defence emphasised Sweden’s broad UN commitment.
EU’s ministers for defence and foreign affairs discussed permanent structured cooperation
On 13 November, EU’s ministers for foreign affairs and defence met at the Foreign Affairs Council (FAC) in Brussels. At the meeting, Sweden was represented by the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Margot Wallström, and the Minister for Defence, Peter Hultqvist.
The Government authorises FMV to enter into negotiations with the United States on the purchase of a new medium-range air defence system
The Government has today authorised the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) to send a Letter of Request to the United States, and to enter into negotiations for procurement of the Patriot air defence system.
National Security Strategy
This national security strategy sets out the focus and establishes a framework for the work required to collectively safeguard Sweden’s security, within and between different policy areas. This strategy aims to strengthen our ability to effectively and concertedly prevent and tackle immediate and long-term threats and challenges.
“Aurora has had a clear impact on our military capability”
Article in Svenska Dagbladet, 8 October 2017
Defence Minister Peter Hultqvist visited TechNet conference
Cyber capabilities in hybrid warfare scenarios were the theme of the TechNet Europe 2017 conference in Upplands Väsby outside Stockholm 10th of October. Defence Minister Peter Hultqvist visited the conference and held an opening speech.
Speech by Minister for Defence Peter Hultqvist at AFCEA TechNet Europe conference 2017
Upplands Väsby, 10 October 2017. Check against delivery.