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Press release from Ministry of Defence

Minister for Defence Pål Jonson to take part in NORDEFCO and Northern Group’s ministerial meeting


Minister for Defence Pål Jonson will travel to Oslo to take part in the NORDEFCO ministerial meeting.

NORDEFCO (Nordic Defence Cooperation) comprises Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. NORDEFCO’s main purpose is to strengthen the participating countries’ defence capabilities, enhance their collaboration and agree on common strategic defence issues.

The meeting will mainly focus on Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, Europe’s changing security environment and future Nordic defence cooperation.

With Sweden set to assume the chairmanship of NORDEFCO in 2023, Mr Jonson will present Sweden’s priorities for the year ahead.

On Wednesday 23 November, Mr Jonson will also attend a meeting of the Northern European Defence Policy Forum (the Northern Group). This informal cooperation format brings together – in addition to Sweden – Denmark, Estonia, Germany, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland and the United Kingdom. This meeting will discuss the war in Ukraine and security developments in Europe.

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Johan Hjelmstrand
Press Secretary to Minister for Defence Pål Jonson
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