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Sweden in NATO

On 7 March 2024, Sweden became a full member of NATO. NATO is a defence Alliance whose purpose is to safeguard the Allies’ freedom and security. Here you will find information about Sweden’s role, and the Government’s work and policies on NATO.

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Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg. Photo: Ninni Andersson/Government Offices

Sweden’s role in NATO

NATO is a defence Alliance whose purpose is to safeguard the Allies’ freedom and security. Here you will find information about the Government’s work and policies in NATO and what NATO membership means for Sweden.

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Relations between Sweden and NATO date back to 1994 when Sweden joined the Partnership for Peace (PfP). Photo: Antonia Sehlstedt/Swedish Armed Forces

Historical relations between Sweden and NATO

Sweden’s relations with NATO date back to 1994, when Sweden joined the Partnership for Peace. Since then, Sweden’s cooperation with NATO has gradually increased. On 7 March 2024, Sweden became a full member of NATO.

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NATO is an intergovernmental organisation with both a political and a military dimension Photo: British Army Photographer Corporal Rob Kane

This is NATO

NATO is an intergovernmental organisation with both a political and a military dimension. The Alliance has 32 member countries. The North Atlantic Treaty serves as the foundation of NATO.

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