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Pål Jonson

Minister for Defence

Ministry of Defence

“The defence of Sweden is a core task of the State and fundamental to our democracy and freedom. Stronger defence, NATO membership and support to Ukraine enhance our security in uncertain times.”

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  • Pål Jonson to the meeting of NATO Ministers of Defence

    On 13–14 June, Pål Jonsson will take part in a meeting of NATO Ministers of Defence in Brussels for the first time since Sweden became a full member of NATO. The agenda includes discussions about NATO’s deterrence and defence capabilities and preparations ahead of the NATO Summit in Washington DC in July.

  • Sweden to contribute to NATO Air Policing

    The Government has decided to contribute aircraft to NATO Air Policing. The Swedish Armed Forces will thus have leeway to provide aircraft in the near future to carry out aerial surveillance under NATO’s command.

Photo: Niklas Forsström/Government Offices

Military support package 16 to Ukraine – new capability to strengthen Ukraine’s air defence and support to meet its prioritised needs

Today, 29 May, the Government is presenting its 16th and largest military support package to Ukraine to date since Russia’s full-scale invasion began. Sweden will provide Ukraine with a completely new capability to strengthen its collective air defence. The package, which will be part of an upcoming additional amending budget, amounts to SEK 13.3 billion and will meet Ukraine’s prioritised needs.

The Nordic defence ministers stands next to each other outside.
The Nordic defence ministers. Photo: The Danish Ministry of Defence

Joint vision to enhance Nordic defence cooperation

In connection with the NORDEFCO ministerial meeting on 29–30 April in Tórshavn, Faroe Islands, the Nordic defence ministers signed Vision 2030, a steering document on Nordic defence cooperation going forward. 

Illustration: Government Offices of Sweden

DCA bill submitted to Swedish Riksdag

The Government has decided to submit the Agreement on Defense Cooperation bill between Sweden and the United States to the Swedish Riksdag. The agreement complements Sweden’s NATO accession and strengthens the country’s defence by facilitating US military presence in Sweden.

The DCA bill will be submitted to Parliament today, Wednesday 8 May 2024.

Carl-Oskar Bohlin, Hans Wallmark and Pål Jonson.
Hans Wallmark, chairman of the Swedish Defence Commission, submitted its final report on the development of the military defence, Strengthened defence capability, Sweden as an Ally, Ds 2024:6, to Minister for Defence Pål Jonson and Minister for Civil Defence Carl-Oskar Bohlin. Photo: Magnus Liljegren/The Government Officies

Swedish Defence Commission submited final report on military defence: Strengthened defence capability, Sweden as an Ally

On Friday, 26 April 2024, the Swedish Defence Commission submitted its final report on the development of the military defence, Strengthened defence capability, Sweden as an Ally, to Minister for Defence Pål Jonson and Minister for Civil Defence Carl-Oskar Bohlin.

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