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Sweden’s New Defense Minister Peter Hultqvist, SM4HCF, Visits Pentagon


Sweden’s Defense Minister Peter Hultqvist, SM4HCF, visited Washington, DC, this week on the invitation of US Secretary of Defense James Mattis. A radio amateur since 1975, Hultqvist had previously served as chairman of the Defense Committee in Sweden’s parliament before become Minister of Defense in 2014. Professionally, he is a journalist and reporter. Secretary Mattis welcomed Hultqvist and Finnish Defense Minister Jussi Niinistö to the Pentagon with an honor cordon on May 8 to discuss military cooperation between the three countries, and overall security policy. The three defense officials signed a trilateral statement of intent.