The Interoperability Platform was established at the Wales Summit with the aim of enhancing our joint ability to tackle security challenges. I will focus my main points on why exercises are of key importance, not only from an interoperability platform, but also from the perspective of building security.
Only a few weeks ago, the Swedish-Finnish Amphibious Task Unit together with partners from the US Marine Corps, the Royal Marines and Marines from Germany conducted an amphibious landing on the Swedish island of Utö. The aim was to clear the area of a terrorist group’s stronghold and basecamp. The coordinated attack was successful and managed to break the will of the opponents. A strong and robust presence on the island was established. Läs talet