Peter Hultqvist

Peter Hultqvist, Minister for Defence

Minister for Defence

Ministry of Defence

“Defence policy must be based on responsibility for Sweden. This involves asserting our sovereignty, our democratic social order and the right to determine our own future.”

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  • Northern Group Ministerial Meeting

    Peter Hultqvist in a suit sitting on sofa inside.
    Sweden’s Minister for Defence Peter Hultqvist. Photo: Ninni Andersson/Government Offices of Sweden

    On 20 October, Sweden’s Minister for Defence Peter Hultqvist will participate in a meeting with his colleagues from the other Northern Group countries. The Northern Group is a security and defence policy forum with a focus on northern Europe.

  • Lithuania’s Minister for National Defence on visit to Sweden

    Peter Hultqvist and Arvydas Anušauskas shaking hands outside.
    Sweden’s Minister for Defence Peter Hultqvist and his Lithuanian counterpart, Arvydas Anušauskas. Photo: Marcus Björkman/Government Offices of Sweden

    On 8 October, Sweden’s Minister for Defence Peter Hultqvist welcomed his Lithuanian counterpart, Arvydas Anušauskas, for a bilateral meeting in Stockholm. The security situation in the Baltic Sea region and further cooperation between Sweden and Lithuania were among the items on the agenda.

Military personnel listening to a briefing during the exercise.
Snapshot from the exercise. Photo: UK Ministry of Defence, Crown Copyright

Minister for Defence visited the Joint Protector 21 exercise

Swedish Minister for Defence Peter Hultqvist today visited Joint Protector 21 in Älvdalen. Sweden is hosting the exercise held within the framework of the Joint Expeditionary Force (JEF) defence cooperation.

Ministers and delegation leaders standing outside Karlberg Castle, Stockholm.
Swedish Minister for Defence Peter Hultqvist and French Minister of Defence Florence Parly and ministers and delegation leaders from Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, the United Kingdom and Italy at Karlberg Castle, Stockholm. Photo: Magnus Liljegren/Government Offices of Sweden

Common security challenges in focus at EI2 Ministerial Meeting in Stockholm

Common security challenges and how the cooperation within the European Intervention Initiative (EI2) can be developed even further were some of the agenda items when EI2’s thirteen member countries met in Stockholm.

Peter Hultqvist and Klaudia Tanner standing outdoors at Karlberg Palace, Stockholm.
Minister for Defence Peter Hultqvist and Austrian Minister of Defence Klaudia Tanner at Karlberg Palace, Stockholm. Photo: Ninni Andersson/Government Offices of Sweden

Austrian Minister of Defence Klaudia Tanner visits Sweden

The security policy situation in Europe and bilateral cooperation in the defence materiel area were some of the agenda items when Austrian Minister of Defence Klaudia Tanner visited Sweden on 20 September. Swedish Minister for Defence Peter Hultqvist received Ms Tanner at Karlberg Palace.

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.

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.

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