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Iceland and Sweden sign Joint Declaration on defence cooperation


Today Peter Hultqvist, Minister for Defence of Sweden, and Guðlaugur Þór Þórðarson, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Iceland, signed a Joint Declaration on defence cooperation.

Peter Hultqvist with pen and paper in front of a screen.
Peter Hultqvist signing the Swedish-Icelandic Joint Declaration on defence cooperation. Photo: Magnus Liljegren/Government Offices of Sweden.

The signing ceremony was held via video conference.

“The Joint Declaration underlines the intent of both parties to strengthen our defence cooperation on matters of mutual interest to better respond to the evolving security environment”, Peter Hultqvist says.

Cooperation areas identified in the declaration include cyber security, resilience against hybrid threats, strategic communications and promoting and developing joint projects to strengthen the implementation of the women, peace and security agenda.

“There is a strong bond between our two countries, and we share the aim to enhance dialogue and practical cooperation in complementarity to our efforts within NORDEFCO and other multilateral fora”, Guðlaugur Þór Þórðarson says.

The ministers also took the opportunity to discuss issues of common interest concerning regional security.