Peter Hultqvist

Peter Hultqvist, Minister for Defence

Minister for Defence

Ministry of Defence

“Defence policy must be based on responsibility for Sweden. This involves asserting our sovereignty, our democratic social order and the right to determine our own future.”

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  • Minister for Defence Peter Hultqvist to take part in international conference on support for Ukraine

    On Thursday 11 August, Minister for Defence Peter Hultqvist will travel to Copenhagen to take part in an international donor conference in support of Ukraine. Defence ministers from 17 countries will take part in the conference to discuss financial support for Ukraine as well as defence equipment and military training support.

  • Enhanced defence cooperation between Denmark, Norway and Sweden

    The three ministers standing in Malmö Port in front of microphones.
    Minister for Defence Peter Hultqvist (in the middle), Denmark’s Minister of Defence Morten Bødskov (left) and Norway’s Minister of Defence Bjørn Arild Gram (right) at the press conference held in connection with their meeting in Malmö. Photo: Ministry of Defence

    Minister for Defence Peter Hultqvist, Denmark’s Minister of Defence Morten Bødskov and Norway’s Minister of Defence Bjørn Arild Gram met on 8 August in Malmö. They discussed enhanced cooperation between the three countries to contribute to security and stability in the Baltic Sea region.

  • Sweden to train Ukrainian soldiers in UK

    Magdalena Andersson and Peter Hultqvist standing outside surrounded by soldiers.
    Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson and Minister for Defence Peter Hultqvist visiting the Swedish Armed Forces in Boden, where they held a joint press conference on 7 August to announce the Government's decision that the Swedish Armed Forces will send instructors to the UK to give Ukrainian citizens basic military training. Photo: Swedish Armed Forces

    The Government has decided that the Swedish Armed Forces will send instructors to the UK to give Ukrainian citizens basic military training to enable them to serve in Ukraine’s armed forces. The aim is to make it possible for Ukraine to maintain and strengthen its defence capabilities.

  • Joint Expeditionary Force increases its presence in Sweden and Finland

    Peter Hultqvist standing outside being interviewed in front of a plane.
    Minister for Defence Peter Hultqvist attending the JEF exercise at Skaraborg Air Force Wing in Såtenäs, Sweden. Photo: Viktoria Rinaldo/Swedish Armed Forces

    A number of exercises within the framework of the Joint Expeditionary Force (JEF) will be held in Sweden and Finland in the coming months, following the two countries’ applications for NATO membership. Minister for Defence Peter Hultqvist attended a JEF exercise at Skaraborg Air Force Wing (F 7) in Såtenäs on 5 July.

Peter Hultqvist and Ukraine's  Ambassador to Sweden  standing up inside against the backdrop of a wooden wall.
Minister for Defence Peter Hultqvist met Ukraine's Ambassador to Sweden Plakhotniuk Andrii to inform him about Sweden's additional military support to Ukraine. Photo: Government Offices of Sweden

Additional military support to Ukraine

The Government has decided to provide additional military support to Ukraine. The support consists of materiel requested by Ukraine, including anti-tank weapons, infantry support weapons and mine clearance equipment. In total, this support amounts to a value of approximately SEK 500 million.

The ministers standing up in black suits.
The defence ministers of the Joint Expeditionary Force (JEF) partner nations at the meeting in Oslo. Photo: Torbjørn Kjosvold, Norwegian Armed Forces

JEF partner nations express support for Sweden’s and Finland’s NATO applications

Russia’s war against Ukraine and its consequences were on the agenda when the defence ministers of the ten Joint Expeditionary Force (JEF) partner nations met in Oslo on 14–15 June. Sweden was represented by Minister for Defence Peter Hultqvist.

The ministers standing inside in front of a glass wall.
The defence ministers of the countries participating in the Northern Group. Photo: Utanríkisráðuneytið/MFA Iceland

Peter Hultqvist in meeting with defence ministers from northern Europe

The defence ministers of the countries participating in the Northern Group defence policy forum met in Reykjavik on 8 June. On the agenda was Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and its impact on the security situation in the region.

Peter Hultqvist and Antti Kaikkonen sitting next to each other and write their names  on some paper.
Minister for Defence Peter Hultqvist and Finland’s Minister of Defence Antti Kaikkonen signed a bilateral memorandum of understanding on host country support. Photo: Ulrika Langels/Ministry of Defence

Sweden and Finland enhance defence cooperation

At a meeting in Reykjavik on 7 June, Minister for Defence Peter Hultqvist and Finland’s Minister of Defence Antti Kaikkonen signed a bilateral memorandum of understanding on host country support. The memorandum of understanding enhances the capacity of the two countries to act together in times of peace, crisis and war.

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