NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed Sweden’s important contributions to the Alliance at the Folk och Försvar Security Conference in Sälen on Sunday (14 January 2018). In a keynote speech, the Secretary General outlined NATO’s adaptation to a challenging security environment. He stressed the importance of the close cooperation with Nordic partners like Sweden helps to strengthen security in the region.
During his visit, the Secretary General held talks with Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven. He praised Sweden’s commitment to international security, including its participation in NATO missions in Afghanistan and Kosovo, and its regular contributions to NATO exercises. The two leaders discussed opportunities for strengthening information exchanges on hybrid warfare, stepping up joint training and exercises, and sharing situational awareness.
Mr. Stoltenberg also met with Sweden’s Foreign Minister Margot Wallström and Defence Minister Peter Hultqvist. On Monday, the Secretary General will visit the Nordic Centre for Gender in Military Operations and meet with the Speaker of the Parliament, Mr. Urban Ahlin.