– Today we took a new step to strengthen cooperation in the defense sector, said Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson about one Press conference with Johnson on Wednesday.
If one country is attacked, the others will march – also militarily, the prime minister said of a mutual security and defense agreement.
– If Sweden is attacked, Great Britain will follow what Sweden asks. The opposite is true, said British Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
The meeting between the two prime ministers took place at the Harpsund manor outside Stockholm, where the two discussed the security policy situation in Europe.
– Will secure Sweden
Sweden, like Finland, is considering joining NATO as a result of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
– Does this agreement make us safer? Yes, the answer is yes. This is important regardless of the decisions we make, Andersson said, referring to the NATO issue.
Russia has warned of an increased military presence in the area around Finland and Sweden if both become NATO members. This reminded the Prime Minister of Sweden during a press conference.
The British government announced a similar agreement with Finland, under which Johnson will travel after the visit to Sweden.
– This is a mutual guarantee in the face of traditional, hybrid and cyber threats, they write in one pers conference.
Prime Minister Sanna Marin and President Sauli Niinistö are expected to announce their NATO positions on Thursday.
The Defense Committee of the Finnish National Assembly has recommended NATO membership as the best alternative for Finnish security.
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