5/18, 5:23 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Finland, Sweden to buy weapons together

Finland's Defence Minister Antti Kaikkonen announced on Wednesday that Finland and Sweden will be jointly purchasing portable firearms and anti-tank weapons.

Finland will be joining an agreement to obtain anti-tank weapons from Swedish weapons maker Saab Dynamics. It is stated in this agreement that the "joint procurement made possible by the enforcement documents will improve the availability of critical defense equipment in Finland and Sweden as the countries will be able to operate through the same commercial agreement."

The Finnish Ministry added that this partnership will help the two Nordic countries to strengthen their cooperation, as they both submitted their official applications to join NATO earlier today.

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