Norway and Ukraine sign security cooperation agreement

Today, Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre and President Volodymyr Zelensky signed a bilateral agreement on security cooperation and long-term support.

Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre and President Volodymyr Zelensky signing the agreement. Sitting at chairs behind a table.
Signing of the bilateral agreement. Credit: Ole Berg-Rusten / NTB

The agreement between Norway and Ukraine is valid for ten years.

‘This agreement on security cooperation clearly communicates Norway’s firm political commitment to Ukraine. Norway reaffirms that it stands with Ukraine in its fight to defend itself. We will continue to provide wide-ranging military and civilian support,’ said Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre.

Norway will provide support for Ukraine on its path towards integration in the Euro-Atlantic community and future membership in the EU and NATO. Ukraine is committing to continue the extensive reform efforts required to achieve these goals.

‘Together with our Nordic Allies and our other allies and partners, Norway is seeking to support Ukraine in its efforts to become an independent, democratic and well-functioning country,’ said Mr Støre.

The agreement was signed in Stockholm during the third Nordic-Ukrainian Summit. Hosted by Swedish Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson, the Summit focused on the situation in Ukraine and support from the Nordic countries.