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Bob Work Talks Regional Security, Technology Dev’t With Sweden’s Leaders

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Bob Work

Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work has visited Sweden to discuss regional security and the development of technologies in efforts to address the activities of potential adversaries in the Baltic Sea, DoD News reported Wednesday.

Cheryl Pellerin writes that Work toured military facilities in Sweden including the Ronneby Air Base to talk about military-to-military cooperation, NATO partnership programs and security and defense priorities in the region.

He also updated the country’s leaders regarding the development of DoD’s Third Offset Strategy and toured the facilities of Swedish defense company Saab, the report said.

Work, alongside U.S. Ambassador to Sweden Azita Raji and Swedish State Secretary Jan Salestrand, also spoke at a news conference to answer questions from local reporters, including concerns regarding Russian activities in the Baltic Sea.

“[It’s] important that we maintain the Baltic sea as free and open to all the Nordic and Baltic countries in the region,” said Work.

He will conclude this multiday trip with a visit to Belgium, Pellerin reports.

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