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Discussions on the challenges of the West was at focus during the Munich Security Conference 2020
Minister for Defence Peter Hultqvist attended the Munich Security Conference (MSC) from 14 to 16 February. This year’s theme was “Is the world becoming less Western?”.
Around 500 leaders attended the 56th Munich Security Conference 2020. Among the participants including heads of state and government, foreign and defence ministers, were the ministers for defence from United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, the Baltic countries and Finland.
Minister for defence Peter Hultqvist participated in three panels on the security situation in Ukraine, on military capability gaps between the western countries and on cyber security. Peter Hultqvist also held several bilateral meetings with defence minister collegues such as with Australia, Canada, Latvia and Lithuania.
The Munich Security Conference is a yearly forum for debating international security policy. It is a venue for diplomatic initiatives to address the world's most pressing security concerns.