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Sweden will fund a NATO counterterrorism fund for nearly $1 million

Nov 7, 2022

As part of its efforts to fight terrorism and its bid to join NATO, the Swedish government has decided to finance the Alliance's Voluntary National Contribution Fund for 10 million Swedish kronor ($920 million).

A statement to this effect was posted on the Swedish government's website on Monday, European Pravda reported.

It noted that the contribution would be aimed at "supporting and strengthening NATO's role in assisting the international community in the fight against terrorism".

"Sweden takes the threat of violent extremism and terrorism very seriously. Terrorism threatens both individual states and international peace and security. The threat is global, and therefore a global and multilateral effort is needed," said Swedish Defense Minister Paul Johnson.

The NATO Voluntary National Counter-Terrorism Contribution Fund was established in 2010 to support the Alliance in countering the threat of improvised explosive devices, and in 2018, the work of the Fund was expanded to counter a broader range of terrorist assets.

Author - Olena Madiak, 07/11/2022

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