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Press release from Ministry of Defence

NORDEFCO chairmanship will inform Russia about ongoing work and Arctic Challenge Exercise 2019


The Swedish chairmanship of NORDEFCO will host a meeting with representatives from the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation in Stockholm on 14 May 2019.

The purpose is to inform the Russian authorities about ongoing work in NORDEFCO, the NORDEFCO Vision 2025 and about the upcoming air exercise Arctic Challenge Exercise 2019 (ACE19).

The meeting will be hosted by the chairman of NORDEFCO Policy Steering Committee Mr Johan Lagerlöf and the Military Coordination Committee chair Major General Michael Claesson.

- Military transparency and predictability are essential to all concerned parties. Informing about exercises is important to avoid misunderstandings and to strengthen regional trust and confidence, says Johan Lagerlöf.

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