Minister for Defence to visit international air exercise in Såtenäs


SWEDEN, July 4 – On 4–6 July, the Swedish and British Air Forces conduct a joint train at Skaraborg Air Pressure Wing (F 7) in Såtenäs. Minister for Defence Peter Hultqvist will go to the train on 5 July.

The train contains planes such because the JAS 39 Gripen and the Eurofighter Hurricane, and takes place inside the framework of the Joint Expeditionary Pressure (JEF).

The JEF is led by the UK, and associate nations embrace each Sweden and Finland. In gentle of their purposes for NATO membership, a sequence of JEF workouts might be held in Sweden and Finland within the second half of the yr.

“When the defence ministers from the JEF associate nations met in Oslo in June, all of them expressed sturdy help for Sweden’s and Finland’s purposes to hitch NATO. Different associate nations additionally promised to extend their presence within the Baltic Sea area whereas Sweden and Finland wait to turn into NATO members. This train is a crucial a part of that presence,” says Mr Hultqvist.

Mr Hultqvist will attend a press convention at F 7 on 5 July. Individuals will assemble within the reception space at 10.45.

Journalists can register with their identify and private identification quantity by 4 July at 17.00 through e mail to [email protected].

After the press convention, Mr Hultqvist might be out there for particular person interviews. Please see contact particulars of his press secretary beneath.