Event photographer at international minister meeting

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Photographed India's defense minister Nirmala Sitharaman and Swedish defense minister Peter Hultqvist

VIP photography with the highest security rating

Photographer John Hellström was hired by the Indian Embassy to accompany and document the events. The day began with reception at Arlanda Airport for India's Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and on to the VIP department, then we went in a car convoy with police escort on the suspended E4 highway into Stockholm.

Once inside the capital, the Indian Defense Minister met by the Swedish counterpart Peter Hultqvist, who is Defence Minister and head of the Ministry of Defence. The Ministry of Defense is responsible for Sweden's military defense. Later, Sweden's Prime Minister Stefan Löfven also appeared on a courtesy meeting.

Signing of security agreement

The two defense ministers then signed a joint security agreement. The signing of the Security Protection Agreement between Sweden and India enables the countries to share security classified information with each other.

Sweden has for 50 years signed similar agreements with more than 30 countries worldwide, as well as with the EU and NATO. Then it was time for the Indian Minister of Defense to go on to the Grand Hotel to meet up with people from Swedish companies, to discuss further future collaborations.


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