The Minister for the Armed forces of the French Republic, and The Minister for Defense of the Kingdom of Sweden, signed a letter of intent to cooperate in the field of defense, Swedish government said in a statement.
Considering that the defense relationship between the Ministry for the Armed forces of the French Republic and the Ministry of Defense of the Kingdom of Sweden aims at building a pillar of stability in Northern Europe and beyond;
Tthe French-Swedish defense co-operation promotes stability in the Baltic Sea Region and in Europe as a whole and beyond, the statement said.
Both countries agreed to cooperate on the global and regional security challenges, requires close defense and military co-operation, particularly in the Sahel, and a strategic partnership between the Ministry for the Armed forces of the French Republic and the Ministry of Defense of the Kingdom of Sweden and their respective Armed Forces and Defense Agencies.
Sweden and France reaffirmed their commitment to the Mutual Assistance Clause – Article 42(7) of the Treaty on European Union.
The Ministry for the Armed forces of the French Republic and the Ministry of Defense of the Kingdom of Sweden, their respective Armed Forces and other Defense Agencies by building on current co-operative activities and implementing new initiatives to work together more efficiently, reinforce interoperability and develop a common strategic culture in order to deploy alongside each other in military operations.
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