Nordic Defence Cooperation

Nordic Defence Cooperation (NORDEFCO) is conducted at both military and political level and includes cooperation on training and exercises, logistics, international operations and defence equipment. The Chairmanship rotates between the Nordic countries.

Responsible ministers
Peter Hultqvist
Responsible ministries
Ministry of Defence

News about NORDEFCO

  • Minister for Defence Peter Hultqvist took part in Nordic Defence Cooperation meeting in Finland

    The participating ministers standing outside in front of a ship.
    Peter Hultqvist with his Nordic colleagues. Photo: Emma Virkkunen, Finnish Ministry of Defence

    On 9 November, Minister for Defence Peter Hultqvist took part in the Nordic Defence Cooperation (NORDEFCO) ministerial meeting. The meeting in Kirkkonummi, Finland was hosted by Finland’s Minister of Defence Antti Kaikkonen in conjunction with the Finnish NORDEFCO chairmanship in 2021.

  • NORDEFCO ministerial meeting in Helsinki

    The defence ministers of Sweden, Finland, Denmark and Norway, and the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Iceland, standing on a bridge in the sunshine.
    Sweden’s Minister for Defence Peter Hultqvist (second from the right) with his colleagues from the other Nordic countries. Photo: Ministry of Defence of Finland

    On 29–30 June, the defence ministers of Sweden, Finland, Denmark and Norway, and the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Iceland, met in Tuusula just north of Helsinki, within the framework of the Nordic Defence Cooperation (NORDEFCO). The deteriorated regional security situation and further enhanced cooperation was the focus of discussions during the first physical NORDEFCO ministerial meeting since the outbreak of the pandemic.

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