Saturday, April 30, 2016

Chairman of the NATO Military Committee in Sweden to discuss regional security and NATO-Swedish military cooperation

To read the entire item at the official NATO website, kindly click here:

http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_130487.htm

Chairman of the NATO Military Committee in Sweden to discuss regional security and NATO-Swedish military cooperation

27 Apr. 2016 - 28 Apr. 2016

From the posting at the official NATO website:

The Chairman of the NATO Military Committee, General Petr Pavel and Swedish Minister of Defence, Mr. Peter Hultqvist focused on the evolving security environment with special emphasis on the Baltic Sea region, Sweden and NATO's adaption to face new challenges and NATO-EU cooperation. General Pavel underlined “the strategic importance of the Baltic Sea region in terms of both economy and security and the key role of Sweden in this context. NATO and Sweden have strengthened their ties to boost situational awareness, increase defence against hybrid warfare, and do more joint training and exercises to support regional and international security”.

In his meeting with the Supreme Commander of the Swedish Armed Forces, General Micael Bydén and his staff, General Pavel received an update on the Swedish Armed Forces, including bilateral and regional cooperation and prospects for further enhancement of NATO-Swedish military partnership activities. The Chairman commended the Swedish Armed Forces for being "both highly capable, professional and reliable as well as interoperable with Allied forces as a result of using NATO standards and exercising, training and fighting alongside NATO troops". Furthermore, General Pavel thanked General Bydén for Sweden’s participation in NATO-led missions in Afghanistan and Kosovo, NATO Response Force and NATO exercises.