Press invitation: Nordic Defence Ministers’ meeting in Stockholm November 10-11

Sweden holds the presidency of the Nordic defence cooperation Nordefco. Sweden's Minister for Defence Peter Hultqvist is the hosts when the Nordic defence ministers meet on the 10th of November in Stockholm. The meeting will also be attended by Nato Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg.

Tuesday the 10th of November starts with a Nordic defence minister meeting. Participating at the meeting are Minister for Defence Peter Hultqvist, Finnish Minister for Defence Jussi Niinistöö and the Norwegian Minister for Defence Ine Eriksen Søreide. There will also be representatives from Iceland and Denmark attending the meeting.

Date and time for the press brief: Tuesday the 10th of November at 14.00

Place: Hotel J, Nacka Strand, Augustendalsvägen 36, Stockholm                

Time for media: Gathering with security control from 13.30

Registration: Dennis Abrahamsson, tel +46 8-405 25 30, +46 70-548 51 74. E-mail: Send your registration before the 6th of November. Please bring a valid press id.

The Nordefco meeting will after the press brief continue with a Nordic-Baltic Defence Ministers’ meeting. The Lithuanian Defence Minister Juozas OLEKAS, Estonia's Defence Minister Hannes Hanso, and Parliamentary Secretary Andrejs Pantelejevs from Latvia will join the meeting.

Nato Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg is invited to participate in the Nordic and the Nordic-Baltic Defence Minister meetings. The Secretary General will also have a bilateral meeting with Defence Minister Peter Hultqvist.

The meeting will continue on the 11th of November with a meeting with the Northern Group. The Nordic and Baltic representatives are then joined by Britain's Secretary of State for Defence Michael Fallon, Director International Affairs and Operations David Van Weel from the Netherlands and Ministries of Defence representatives from Germany and Poland.

Marinette Nyh Radebo
Press Secretary
+46 8-405 25 25
+46 72-238 77 44

Dennis Abrahamsson
Press Assistant
+46 8 405 25 30
+46 70 548 51 74