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Press release from Ministry of Defence

Minister of Defence Peter Hultqvist to visit Washington


Minister of Defence Peter Hultqvist will make a working visit to Washington on 7 to 10 May 2018. He will meet the United States Secretary of Defense James Mattis and Finland’s Minister for Defence Jussi Niinistö.

The ministers will sign a trilateral Statement of Intent (SOI). In 2016 Sweden and Finland signed bilateral SOIs with the United States to improve defence relations.

Based on the bilateral Statements of Intent, the USA, Finland and Sweden intend to complement and reinforce the defense relationships by formalizing and enhancing the defense relationship concerning issues such as exercise activities and increased interoperability.

Press contact

Marinette Nyh Radebo
Press Secretary to Minister for Defence Peter Hultqvist
Phone (switchboard) +46 8 405 10 00