The United States signed a defense cooperation agreement (DCA) with Sweden on Tuesday, December 5.
This is reported by Yevropeiska Pravda with reference to the press service of the US State Department.
The agreement was signed by Pentagon Chief Lloyd Austin and Swedish Defense Minister Paul Johnson.
According to the State Department, the agreement will expand security partnerships, enhance cooperation in multilateral security operations, and strengthen transatlantic security.
The agreement will apply before and after Sweden joins NATO's Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA).
The ministry called Sweden a strong defense partner that "upholds NATO's values and will continue to strengthen the Alliance after its accession is complete."
"Sweden's membership will strengthen our collective defense and enhance our ability to respond to security challenges in the Euro-Atlantic area," the statement said.
Author - Olena Madiak, 06/12/2023