31 May '17, 5pm

Interview: Swedish Minister of Defense Peter Hultqvist

Like many other nations in Europe, Sweden began to reassess its national security plans following Russia’s 2014 invasion of Ukrainian territory. While careful to remain a neutral nation, the Swedish government has created a new web of bilateral military agreements with a number of countries — including a 2016 agreement with the U.S. — while strengthening ties with its Nordic neighbors. Peter Hultqvist, Sweden’s Minister of Defense since Oct. 2014, is in charge of overseeing Sweden’s defense growth. He spoke with Defense News on May 17 while in Washington for his first meeting with officials from the Trump administration, including Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis. Have you seen any changes between the U.S. and Sweden under the new administration? I have no signals that anything has changed between the United States and Sweden. I think we have the same position we have had w...

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