Ministry of Defence (Sweden)

The Ministry of Defence (Swedish: Försvarsdepartementet) is a Swedish government ministry responsible for the national defence policy.

Ministry of Defence
Försvarsdepartementet
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Coat of arms
Agency overview
Formed1 July 1920 (1920-07-01)
Preceding agencies
HeadquartersJakobsgatan 9, Stockholm
Employees131 (2020)[1]
Minister responsible
Websitegovernment.se

The Ministry of Defence has existed in its present form since 1 July 1920.[2] It has been located at its present premises at Jakobsgatan 9 at Gustaf Adolfs torg, Stockholm, since 1966. The ministry has a staff of 131 (2020):[1] political advisers, officials, assistants, clerical officers, military advisers in military issues, etc. The ministry is headed by the Minister of Defence, currently Peter Hultqvist (s).

Government agenciesEdit

The Ministry of Defence is principal for the following government agencies:

Areas of responsibilityEdit

  • The military defence
  • International operations
  • Emergency preparedness

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Regeringskansliets anställda" [Employees of the Government Offices of Sweden] (in Swedish). Government Offices of Sweden. Retrieved 29 December 2021.
  2. ^ "Kungl. Maj:ts proposition till riksdagen angående undrad organisation av statsdepariementen: given Stockholms slott den 7 januari 1920" (in Swedish). Stockholm: Riksdag. 7 January 1920. Retrieved 29 December 2021.

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Coordinates: 59°19′48.8″N 18°04′05.42″E / 59.330222°N 18.0681722°E / 59.330222; 18.0681722