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Press release from Ministry for Foreign Affairs

Foreign minister Tobias Billström to host Nordic-Baltic foreign minister meeting in Visby


On 9–10 April, Minister for Foreign Affairs Tobias Billström will host a foreign and security policy meeting in the Nordic-Baltic format (NB8) in Visby.

Place: County Governor’s residence, Strandgatan 1, Visby. The press conference will begin at 13.00. There will also be a photo opportunity during the visit. More practical details will be sent to accredited journalists.

Practical information: Advance registration is required by 15.00 on Thursday 4 April via email to Nina Kefi (see press contacts). Please provide your name, the name of your editorial office, whether you wish to attend the press conference, the photo opportunity or both, and the capacity in which you wish to attend (reporter or photographer). Please also attach your press credentials. Entry for the press conference from 12.30, via Strandgatan 1, Visby. Attendance is subject to available space. Practical details regarding the time and venue for the photo opportunity will be sent to journalists who have registered in advance.

“Sweden has long cooperated within the framework of the Nordic-Baltic format NB8. As Sweden is coordinator of the format in 2024, I look forward to discussing how we can further this cooperation. We will also discuss current foreign and security policy issues in our neighbourhood, not least continued support to Ukraine after Russia’s full-scale invasion,” says Mr Billström.

In 2024, Sweden is coordinating the informal foreign and security cooperation formats between the Nordic countries (N5) and the Nordic and Baltic countries (NB8). The main priorities of this role as coordinator are to strengthen foreign and security policy cooperation in the region, maintain our regional unwavering support for Ukraine and ensure continued global support for Ukraine.

A joint press conference will be held after the meeting under the auspices of the NB8.

Press contact

Nina Kefi
Press Officer, Ministry for Foreign Affairs
Phone 08-405 91 43
Mobile 070-662 67 79
email to Nina Kefi
Daniel Urso
Press Secretary to Minister for Foreign Affairs Tobias Billström
Phone (switchboard) +46 8 405 10 00
Mobile +46 76 147 17 52
email to Daniel Urso