Nordic defence ministers discussed development of cooperation during periods of crisis and conflict Hosted by Minister of Defence Antti Kaikkonen, the Nordic defence ministers met in Majvik, Kirkkonummi, on 9 to 10 November 2021.

They were briefed on the progress of Finland’s NORDEFCO chairmanship. One of the key themes has been to develop cooperation in the field of military mobility during crises and conflicts. In their addresses, the ministers underscored the importance of developing Nordic interoperability. They discussed Afghanistan and noted that Nordic cooperation was important and effective in the evacuation operation.

The ministers were presented reports prepared during Finland’s chairmanship on the effects of the coronavirus pandemic on military security of supply and the opportunities provided by the European Defence Fund for the Nordic countries. Work will continue on these issues.
Norway will take over the chair at the beginning of 2022.