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. International defence cooperation contributes to strengthening Sweden’s military capabilities to be able to respond to an armed attack.
Sweden also cooperates with other countries and organisations with regard to defence equipment. This cooperation is important for ensuring the supply of Swedish technology and defence equipment, and is both bilateral and multilateral. Sweden has memorandums of understanding (MoUs) that regulate bilateral defence equipment cooperation with around 30 countries.
Swedish international defence cooperation
The cooperation with Finland is the most far-reaching. The other most important bilateral defence and security policy cooperation agreements are with our other neighbours in the Nordic region and the Baltic Sea region, and with the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany and France.
Sweden has multilateral defence cooperation with EU, NATO, the Northern Group, the Joint Expeditionary Force (JEF), the Framework Nations Concept (FNC), the European Intervention Initiative (EI2) and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE).
Content about international defence cooperation
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COVID-19 related issues discussed at NATO meeting
Defence Minister Peter Hultqvist attended a meeting of NATO defence ministers on 18 June concerning the affect the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the Alliance’s members and partner countries. The meeting was also attended by EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell, as well as the defence ministers of Finland and Australia.
Defence Minister Peter Hultqvist met defence ministers from Germany and the Nordic countries
On 18 June, Minister for Defence Peter Hultqvist met German Minister of Defence Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer and the defence ministers of the Nordic countries via video link. From Denmark Minister of Defence Trine Bramsen took part, from Norway Minister of Defence Frank Bakke-Jensen and from Finland Minister of Defence Antti Kaikkonen.