Guðlaugur Þór Þórðarson, Minister of the Environment, Energy and Climate, and Peter Hultqvist, Sweden’s Minister of Defense, signed a mutual agreement on cooperation between Iceland and Sweden on security and defense issues. The signing of the agreement took place in a distance meeting with Pär Ahlberger, Sweden’s ambassador to Iceland and with Hannes Heimisson, Iceland’s ambassador to Sweden.
Iceland has a lot to offer
The agreement focuses on strengthening co-operation between the countries to meet the security challenges in the vicinity of the two countries, in the North Atlantic and the Nordic countries, as well as threats at several levels. Furthermore, the countries want to be on the same side when it comes to cyber security and targeted dissemination of information and cooperate on the implementation of the Security Council Resolution 1325 on women, peace and security, is reported in a press release from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Iceland.
“Closer co-operation between Iceland and Sweden is in line with the goals of Nordic defense co-operation and other multinational co-operation agreements on security and defense issues. I believe that Iceland has a lot to offer in co-operation with Sweden and we can learn a lot from this. Them” , said Þórðarson today.