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Further enhanced Nordic-Baltic Cooperation

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Published under: Stoltenberg's 2nd Government

Publisher Ministry of Defence

- We all agree that our cooperation should be mutually rewarding with a focus on an improved operational out-put and cost-effectiveness.

Meeting of Nordic and Baltic defence ministers 15 November 2011, Ørebro, Sweden (Sweedish Ministry of Defence) (Försvarsdepartementet, Sverige)

Meeting of Nordic and Baltic defence ministers 15 November 2011, Ørebro, Sweden (Sweedish Ministry of Defence) (Försvarsdepartementet, Sverige)

- The Nordic and Baltic Defence Ministers decided to further enhance the Nordic-Baltic Defence cooperation. We all agree that our cooperation should be mutually rewarding with a focus on an improved operational out-put and cost-effectiveness. As a consequence of today’s discussion a number of areas will be further explored, including a deepened and developed co-operation on veteran issues, training and exercises, education and armaments procurement.

- The ministers have discussed gender issues in military operations. In 2012 a centre of competence on gender in military operations will be launched in Sweden. 

- The Ministers have also exchanged views on the emerging threats and challenges to the Nordic-Baltic region, including cyber defence, energy security and green policy issues as well as defence sector support to civilian crisis management in case of emergency.

- The ministers agreed to convene an expert level working group to formulate proposals to strengthen cyber defence policy.

See also: The Nordic Defence Cooperation