Guðlaugur Thór Thórdarson, Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Development Cooperation of Iceland, and Peter Hultqvist, Minister of Defence of Sweden, signed today a Joint Declaration on defence cooperation.
The signing ceremony was held via video conference on 15 September.
“There is a strong bond between our two countries, and we share the aim to enhance dialogue and practical cooperation in complementarity to our efforts within NORDEFCO and other multilateral fora”, Guðlaugur Thór Thórdarson says.
Cooperation areas identified in the declaration include cyber security, resilience against hybrid threats, strategic communications and promoting and developing joint projects to strengthen the implementation of the women, peace and security agenda.
“The Joint Declaration underlines the intent of both parties to strengthen our defence cooperation on matters of mutual interest to better respond to the evolving security environment”, Peter Hultqvist says.
The ministers also took the opportunity to discuss issues of common interest concerning regional security.