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Northern Group defence ministers took part in a video conference

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The defence ministers of the Northern Group, a security and defence policy forum, took part in a video conference on 9 June. The security situation in northern Europe was the main item on the agenda.

Peter Hultqvist.
Peter Hultqvist. Photo: Kristian Pohl, Government Offices of Sweden

The Northern Group is a forum for discussion on security and defence issues between representatives of the twelve participating countries: Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Sweden and the United Kingdom (UK).

On 9 June, the defence ministers of the Northern Group took part in a video conference to discuss the regional security situation, as well as aspects of green defence.

“The Northern Group is a strategically important forum for Sweden that contributes to a better understanding of the security situation in our region” says Swedish Minister for Defence Peter Hultqvist. 

The Northern Group was launched by the UK in 2010.