Ministry of Defence

The Ministry of Defence is responsible for Sweden’s military defence and its support agencies. Its strategic planning includes international operations and security-building activities, which the agencies are instructed to implement and follow up.

News from Ministry of Defence

  • Trilateral defence ministers meeting on Bornholm

    Three persons standing next to each other.
    Norway’s Minister of Defence Bjørn Arild Gram, Denmark’s Minister of Defence Morten Bødskov and Jan-Olof Lind, State Secretary to Minister for Defence Peter Hultqvist. Photo: Samuel Guron/Ministry of Defence

    Denmark’s Minister of Defence Morten Bødskov, Norway’s Minister of Defence Bjørn Arild Gram and Jan-Olof Lind, State Secretary to Minister for Defence Peter Hultqvist, met on Tuesday 24 May on Bornholm, Denmark. The meeting took place in connection with the annual US-led DEFENDER-Europe exercise.

  • US Secretary of Defence expressed strong support for Sweden’s NATO application

    Peter Hultqvist and Lloyd Austin standing outside surrounded by soldiers and a Swedish flag.
    Peter Hultqvist and Lloyd Austin at the meeting in Washington DC. Photo: Toni Eriksson/Government Offices of Sweden

    On 18 May, Minister for Defence Peter Hultqvist met with US Secretary of Defence Lloyd Austin in Washington DC to discuss Sweden’s application for NATO membership and the security environment in Europe following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

  • The Government has decided that Sweden will apply for NATO membership

    This decision is based on a security analysis that the Government invited the other Riksdag parties to take part in and its conclusions that were presented in a report on 13 May.

  • Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

    Here you will find information about the Government’s work related to the security situation in Ukraine.

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