Nordic States Agree to Ease Military Access Within Its Territories

© AFP 2022 / JONATHAN NACKSTRANDSoldiers from the Swedish Armed Forces prepare an Blackhawk helicopter at Hagshult Airbase, part of the Forward Operation Base of the NBG (Nordic Battlegroup), about 240km North-East of Malmo, Sweden on November 6, 2014
Soldiers from the Swedish Armed Forces prepare an Blackhawk helicopter at Hagshult Airbase, part of the Forward Operation Base of the NBG (Nordic Battlegroup), about 240km North-East of Malmo, Sweden on November 6, 2014 - Sputnik International
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The Nordic countries will enable easy military access to each other’s territories in peacetime within the framework of the Nordic Defense Cooperation organization (NORDEFCO), the Danish Defense Ministry said on Monday.

STOCKHOLM (Sputnik) — The defense ministers of the NORDEFCO countries will sign an agreement on easy military access on each other’s territories, including through airspace and maritime area, in Copenhagen on Wednesday, the defense ministry said in a statement, adding that the ministers are also expected to discuss security issues in the Baltic Sea region.

In this file photo dated Aug. 29, 2014, NATO naval mine countermeasure vessels berth in Turku, Finland, during the international Northern Coasts 2014 (NOCO14) military exercise - Sputnik International
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The five Nordic states — Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden – created NORDEFCO in 2009 in order to boost cooperation in defense area.

The main aim and purpose of NORDEFCO is to strengthen the participating nations´ national defense, explore common synergies and facilitate efficient common solutions, according to the organization's website.

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