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Ministry for Foreign Affairs

Joint statement by JEF Defence Ministers

Defence Ministers of the Joint Expeditionary Force (JEF) met in Edinburgh on 9-10 November. During the Ministerial, the security situation in Europe, support to Ukraine and collective approaches to security in the region was discussed. The Permanent Secretary of State, Martin Eyjólfsson, attended the Defence Ministerial on behalf of the Foreign Minister. Following the meeting a Joint Statement was released.

The JEF is a group of like-minded nations – Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, United Kingdom. The nations share the same purpose, values and a common focus on security and stability in the JEF core regions of the High North, North Atlantic and Baltic Sea region. The JEF provides a responsive, capable, and ready military force that undertakes integrated activities at sea, on land and in the air, across northern Europe. These activities are preventative and proportionate and demonstrate solidarity, capability, and resolve to stand together for security and stability in the JEF core regions.

See statement here.

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