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.

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  • Minister for Defence Peter Hultqvist to take part in international conference on support for Ukraine

    On Thursday 11 August, Minister for Defence Peter Hultqvist will travel to Copenhagen to take part in an international donor conference in support of Ukraine. Defence ministers from 17 countries will take part in the conference to discuss financial support for Ukraine as well as defence equipment and military training support.

  • Enhanced defence cooperation between Denmark, Norway and Sweden

    The three ministers standing in Malmö Port in front of microphones.
    Minister for Defence Peter Hultqvist (in the middle), Denmark’s Minister of Defence Morten Bødskov (left) and Norway’s Minister of Defence Bjørn Arild Gram (right) at the press conference held in connection with their meeting in Malmö. Photo: Ministry of Defence

    Minister for Defence Peter Hultqvist, Denmark’s Minister of Defence Morten Bødskov and Norway’s Minister of Defence Bjørn Arild Gram met on 8 August in Malmö. They discussed enhanced cooperation between the three countries to contribute to security and stability in the Baltic Sea region.

  • Sweden to train Ukrainian soldiers in UK

    Magdalena Andersson and Peter Hultqvist standing outside surrounded by soldiers.
    Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson and Minister for Defence Peter Hultqvist visiting the Swedish Armed Forces in Boden, where they held a joint press conference on 7 August to announce the Government's decision that the Swedish Armed Forces will send instructors to the UK to give Ukrainian citizens basic military training. Photo: Swedish Armed Forces

    The Government has decided that the Swedish Armed Forces will send instructors to the UK to give Ukrainian citizens basic military training to enable them to serve in Ukraine’s armed forces. The aim is to make it possible for Ukraine to maintain and strengthen its defence capabilities.

  • Joint Expeditionary Force increases its presence in Sweden and Finland

    Peter Hultqvist standing outside being interviewed in front of a plane.
    Minister for Defence Peter Hultqvist attending the JEF exercise at Skaraborg Air Force Wing in Såtenäs, Sweden. Photo: Viktoria Rinaldo/Swedish Armed Forces

    A number of exercises within the framework of the Joint Expeditionary Force (JEF) will be held in Sweden and Finland in the coming months, following the two countries’ applications for NATO membership. Minister for Defence Peter Hultqvist attended a JEF exercise at Skaraborg Air Force Wing (F 7) in Såtenäs on 5 July.

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