Visit to NATO by the Swedish Defence Minister

  • 19 May. 2009
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  • Last updated: 20 May. 2009 09:44

The Swedish Minister of Defence, Mr. Sten Tolgfors, held a bilateral meeting with the NATO Secretary General at NATO HQ.

Left : Minister of Defence of Sweden, Sten Tolgfors

They discussed a number of issues, most prominently Afghanistan, where Sweden plays an important role in the NATO-led ISAF mission.  In that regard, they looked forward to the upcoming elections in Afghanistan, and the discussions on the mission that will take place among all the ISAF countries at the Defence Ministers meeting in June.   

Minister Tolgfors also briefed the Secretary General on the upcoming transformation of Sweden's defence capabilities, which should make Swedish forces more efficient, more deployable and more capable of conducting international operations.   

The Secretary General thanked the Minister for Sweden's partnership with NATO.