Supreme Commander regrets the Defence Minister's resignation

The Supreme Commander, Håkan Syrén, has issued the following statement regarding Mikael Odenberg's announcement that he is resigning as Defence Minister:

"I have enjoyed a close relationship with Mikael Odenberg. It has been a relationship characterised by mutual trust and marked by his dedicated involvement and extensive knowledge of defence matters."

"I regret that he has now chosen to take this step, but I understand and respect his decision," the Supreme Commander says.

"Otherwise, I would prefer not to comment further until I have spoken with Heads of the Armed Forces," adds the Supreme Commander who is at present in Eksjö visiting the Göta Engineers Ing 2 unit and Swedec (the Swedish Total Defence EOD and Demining Centre).