Secretary General stresses strength of NATO’s partnership with Sweden
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg stressed the value of the Alliance’s partnership with Sweden during a visit to Stockholm, with ambassadors of the North Atlantic Council, on Tuesday (26 October 2021).
The Secretary General met with His Majesty Carl XVI Gustaf, King of Sweden, and held talks with Prime Minister Stefan Löfven. He praised Sweden’s contributions to NATO missions and operations, from the Western Balkans to Iraq. The Secretary General and Prime Minister discussed progress in strengthening cooperation between NATO and Sweden, including with greater information exchanges, joint exercises and political dialogue.
Separately, NATO Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoană and NATO ambassadors participated in a seminar on ‘Security Challenges in the Baltic Sea region’, hosted by Foreign Minister Linde, Defence Minister Hultqvist, and Home Affairs Minister Damberg.
The Secretary General, the Deputy Secretary General and the North Atlantic Council also met with the Speaker of the Parliament, Andreas Norlén, and senior representatives of the Swedish Parliament. On Wednesday, the Council will visit the Berga Naval Base, together with Finland and Sweden’s defence ministers. They will have an opportunity to see the joint Swedish and Finnish naval exercise, SWENEX-21.