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Press briefing with Norwegian and British Minister of Defense after JEF meeting

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14.-15. June, leaders from the ten countries in the Joint Expeditionary Force (JEF) will participate in meetings and a table-top exercise in Oslo. After the conclusion of the exercise, Minister of Defense Bjørn Arild Gram and his British colleague Ben Wallace will meet the press.

Web TV Pressemøte med norsk og britisk forsvarsminister etter JEF-øvelse

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In Oslo, the participants will discuss and explore how the JEF could respond if a crisis should arise.

- In a demanding security policy situation, it is important that we cooperate and exercise with our close allies and partners. Through the JEF, we can generate forces quickly to respond to a crisis together, says Minister of Defense Bjørn Arild Gram.

On the agenda for the meetings are Ukraine, the security policy situation and the further development of JEF.

What is the JEF?

The JEF is a UK-led coalition of like-minded nations (Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Norway and Sweden), comprising high readiness forces configured to respond rapidly to crises in the High North and Northern Europe. It can integrate into larger international operations such as those led by NATO, the UN, or other security coalition and can conduct the full spectrum of operations. It provides agile, credible, and capable forces in support of JEF Participant Nation interests. The JEF is not a standing force and will draw on Participant Nation forces across all five Domains when conducting activity.

Practical information:

Location: NCIS Norway, Nils Hansens vei 25, Oslo.

Time: June 15 at 11.15 (Norwegian time). Attendance no later than 11.00. Please bring valid press card and ID.

Registration by 14.00, 14 June, to

The press meeting will be streamed online at

DSS distributes publication points to media that will broadcast the press conference directly. Pint of Contact for questions regarding this: Phone + 47 22 24 88 45 or

Press who want to embed the web TV broadcast on their website can find the embed code under the "share content" button in the video player at the top of the article. 

Pictures will be published at Forsvarsdepartementet | Flickr


Press contact:
Norwegian Ministry of Defense: Marita I. Wangberg, / + 47 905 123 19 /+47 2309 6011

Request for additional interviews with the UK Defence Secretary should be addressed to Thomas Michael,


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