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Press release from Ministry of Defence

Pål Jonson travels to Asia and the Pacific Region


Minister for Defence Pål Jonson will travel to Singapore, Australia and the Philippines in the first week of June. He will participate in the Shangri-La Dialogue international defence summit and several bilateral meetings.

The trip will begin in Singapore with the Shangri-La Dialogue on 31 May–2 June, including a panel on international operations and security in the Indo-Pacific and Euro-Atlantic areas. The Shangri-La Dialogue is a recurring event arranged by the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS).

On 3–4 June, Mr Jonson will travel to Canberra, Australia for bilateral meetings with Australian government representatives and a speech at the Joining Forces defence summit, which will be held by the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI).

The next leg of the journey will begin on 5 June with a trip to Manila, the Philippines, where Mr Jonson will meet with Minister for Defence of the Republic of the Philippines Gilberto Teodoro Jr and participate in the Swedish Embassy’s National Day celebrations.

Press contact

Johan Hjelmstrand
Press Secretary to Minister for Defence Pål Jonson
Phone (switchboard) +46 8 405 10 00
Mobile +46 76 126 69 22
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