Sweden and the United Kingdom sign an agreement on mutual security guarantees

This content was published on May 11, 2022 – 12:19

Copenhagen, May 11 (EFE). – British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, and Swedish, Magdalena Anderson, signed this Wednesday a declaration of mutual security guarantees that include military support, while Sweden finishes the process to decide whether to request its entry into NATO.

The agreement includes a commitment to help in the event of a military crisis or attack, as well as greater cooperation in areas such as military intelligence, technology, weapons procurement or military exercises.

“It will depend on what Sweden demands. But if Sweden comes under attack and asks us for support, we will give it to them,” Johnson told a joint news conference in Harbsund, west of Stockholm.

Johnson described the agreement as a “keystone” in the development of the relationship between the two countries and stressed that Sweden’s support is independent of the decision taken by this country regarding the alliance.

The British Prime Minister will continue his trip to Helsinki today, where he will meet with the Finnish Prime Minister, Sanna Marin, and another similar agreement is expected, before this country also takes a decision on its possible accession to NATO.

Sweden and Finland have maintained their status as allies for years but are not members of the alliance, although the Russian invasion of Ukraine caused a shift in their respective positions that could culminate in their entry. EFE

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