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Nordic army cooperation intensifies and develops

Publication date 25.8.2022 15.00
Press release

A meeting of Nordic Army Commanders was organised in Helsinki on 23-24 August.

The meeting was hosted by Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Pasi Välimäki. The meeting was participated by Commander of the Swedish Army, Major General Karl L.E. Engelbrektson, by Chief of the Norwegian Army, Major General Lars S. Lervik, as well as by Deputy Chief of the Royal Danish Army, Brigadier General Michael B. Jensen.

The meeting involved discussing cooperation of the armies as well as the situation in the region. The programme also included a panel discussion held at the National Defence University, as well as a visit to the Naval Academy. 

- Nordic army cooperation is increasingly timely in the current world situation. We share the same system of values and sustain a good mutual understanding, Lieutenant General Välimäki says.

On a yearly basis, Nordic Commanders of the Army generally convene for exchange of experience and discussion concerning the present and the future. Cooperating includes sectors such as training exercise activity as well as materiel procurement.

- Cooperating strengthens the defence capability of the nations’ armies, and we are committed to this, Commander of the Finnish Army points out.