The Signing of Declarations of Reinforce GB-Sweden-Finland Security

by Olha Povaliaieva
Wednesday, May 11, 2022
The Signing of Declarations of Reinforce GB-Sweden-Finland Security

On May 11, Boris Johnson visited Harpsund and Helsinki to sign declarations of cooperation to fortify the defense capability of Northern Europe in the face of future threats

Boris Johnson's diplomatic tour began with a visit to Helsinki. During negotiations with the prime minister of Sweden, Magdalena Andersson, the first updated declaration on the security of defense capability was signed. The declaration creates a basis for cooperation in all areas of security, including hybrid and cyber threats, geopolitical factors, and increased cooperation in the field of intelligence exchange.

"The declarations will see a step-change in defense and security cooperation between the UK and each country, intensifying intelligence sharing, accelerating joint military training, exercising and deployments, and bolstering security across all three countries and northern Europe," the UK government portal reports.

After signing a security declaration with Sweden, Boris Johnson will sign a similar declaration with Finland during an official meeting with Sanna Marin. Boris Johnson plans to broadcast NATO's UK open door policy clearly.

"We are steadfast and unequivocal in our support to both Sweden and Finland and the signing of these security declarations is a symbol of the everlasting assurance between our nations. These are not a short term stop gap, but a long term commitment to bolster military ties and global stability, and fortify Europe’s defenses for generations to come," Boris Johnson.

The signing of declarations of cooperation to strengthen defense capabilities creates a powerful alliance of three countries with the best defense capabilities in the world and advanced technologies for intelligence and creating a safe space. The UK-Nordic Alliance is planning to strengthen its deployment in the region, including the involvement of the Royal Air Force, the British Army, and the Royal Navy.

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