“Security in Denmark as well as Sweden will be favoured by this cooperation and it will strengthen the defence of the entire Nordic and Baltic Sea area. Close cooperation means that we can combine and conduct joint exercises with our military capabilities”, says Carl-Johan Edström.
Both chiefs discussed the possibilities for more tangible operational planning and activities, i.a. linked to NATO’s forward presence in the Baltic states, patrolling of the air space within the scope of NATO Air Policing as well as naval activities.
“In light of the deteriorated security situation in Europe as well as of Sweden’s and Finland’s future NATO memberships, military cooperation will increase both in the Nordic and the Baltic Sea areas”, says Michael Hyldgaard.
Both countries have therefore recently posted liaison officers in their respective countries’ headquarters, in order to facilitate cooperation in future.