NATO Secretary General welcomes deepened cooperation with Finland and Sweden

  • 27 Oct. 2021 -
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  • Last updated: 27 Oct. 2021 13:08

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg praised Finland and Sweden’s close partnership with NATO while visiting the Berga Naval Base with the North Atlantic Council, on Wednesday (27 October 2021). During the visit, they had the opportunity to witness the joint Swedish/Finnish Naval Exercise, SWENEX-21.

Joint press point by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, the Defence Minister of Sweden Peter Hultqvist and the Defence Minister of Finland Antti Kaikkonen

“It is important that NATO Allies, Finland and Sweden continue to train and exercise together” said the Secretary General. “Over the years, we have been working more and more closely together and we have seen the security situation in the region deteriorate, with Russia’s aggressive posturing and its military build-up. This makes our cooperation even more important” he added, speaking alongside the Swedish Defence Minister, Peter Hultqvist, and the Finnish Defence Minister, Antti Kaikkonen.