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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 Peter Hultqvist is sitting  at a conference table. In front of him is a computer.
Minister for Defence Peter Hultqvist took part in an informal meeting of EU defence ministers in Prague, Czechia. Photo: Ulrika Langels/Ministry of Defence

EU defence ministers in agreement on continued support to Ukraine

On 30 August, Minister for Defence Peter Hultqvist took part in an informal meeting of EU defence ministers in Prague, Czechia. The meeting focused on continued support to Ukraine.

From the left: Peter Hultqvist, Antti Kaikkonen and Bjørn Arild Gram standing next to each other in a forest in Finland.
Minister for Defence Peter Hultqvist, Finland’s Minister of Defence Antti Kaikkonen and Norway’s Minister of Defence Bjørn Arild Gram after a meeting 25 August 2022 in Finland. Photo: Ulrika Langels/Ministry of Defence

Strengthened Nordic defence cooperation in focus at ministerial meeting in Finland

On Thursday 25 August, the defence ministers of Sweden, Finland and Norway met at Gustaf Mannerheim’s hunting lodge in southern Finland. During the day, they discussed Swedish-Finnish defence cooperation and cooperation between Sweden, Norway and Finland.

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

Enhanced defence cooperation between Denmark, Norway and Sweden

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.

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

Sweden to train Ukrainian soldiers in UK

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.

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