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Press release from Ministry of Defence

Minister for Defence Pål Jonson to attend Halifax International Security Forum in Canada

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(New version) On Friday 18 November, Minister of Defence Pål Jonson will travel to Canada to attend the Halifax International Security Forum (HISF) on 18–19 November.

The Halifax International Security Forum is held annually in Halifax, Canada. It is one of the world’s foremost security conferences and brings together a number of leading decision-makers, senior military officers, officials, members of the United States Congress, global industrial leaders, renowned journalists and strategists.

Among those Mr Jonson will meet at the conference are Canadian Minister of National Defence Anita Anand for a bilateral meeting, US Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III, members of the United States Congress and Head of the Swiss Federal Department of Defence, Civil Protection and Sport Viola Amherd.

Mr Jonson will also attend a closed dinner session with Sweden’s Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces Michael Bydén, Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration of Ukraine Olha Stefanishyna and Latvian National Security Adviser Jānis Kažociņš.


In the previous version, it was stated that Lithuania's national security adviser would be attending.

Press contact

Johan Hjelmstrand
Press Secretary to Minister for Defence Pål Jonson
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