Media invitation: Nordic Ministers of Defense discussing regional security challenges on 30.-31. of March

The Ministers of Defense from Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland and Iceland will meet on 30.-31. of March 2016 at Frederiksberg Palace in Denmark.

This year Denmark holds the chairmanship of NORDEFCO, and therefore the Nordic Ministers of Defense will all meet in Denmark to discuss the joint defence cooperation between the countries.

At the ministerial meeting, the Ministers of Defense will discuss:

• The common security challenges in the Baltic Sea Region

• Enhanced military access to each other’s territories (air, maritime and land) in peacetime

• Nordic transport capacity contribution to the UN mission in Mali through a Nordic rotation of transport aircraft (C-130)

• Support for “Eastern Africa Standby Force” in Eastern Africa

The media is hereby invited to cover the ministerial meeting – both with time for pictures and interviews with the different ministers.

For further questions and participation please contact press secretary Andreas Reckeweg Godfrey on arg@fmn.dk or +45 6187 1934.

Press contact for the Norwegian Minister of Defense: Marita I. Wangberg (905 123 19 / 23 09 60 11) or miw@fd.dep.no