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Finland and Norway sign a Memorandum of Understanding

Ministry of Defence
Publication date 20.6.2024 16.15 | Published in English on 20.6.2024 at 16.21
Press release

Norway's Minister of Defence Bjørn Arild Gram and Finland's Minister of Defence Antti Häkkänen signed a Memorandum of Understanding on defence cooperation between the two countries in Bodø, Norway, on 20 June 2024.

The Memorandum of Understanding replaces the framework agreement concluded between the countries' defence ministries in 2021. The Memorandum of Understanding provides a framework for defence cooperation between Finland and Norway.

Updating the cooperation documents between Finland and Norway into a Memorandum of Understanding between two allies will promote deeper bilateral cooperation and Nordic defence cooperation and strengthen NATO's deterrence and defence.

"The objective of defence cooperation between Finland and Norway is to strengthen both countries' defence and regional security. We also want to strengthen operational cooperation, interoperability and joint dialogue on security interests and challenges," says Minister of Defence Häkkänen.

Memorandum of Understanding

Inquiries about the Memorandum of Understanding: Johanna Hämäläinen, Senior Specialist, tel. +358 295 140 086. Requests for interviews with Minister Häkkänen: Dani Niskanen, Special Adviser, tel. +358 41 544 4967.