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The IIEA, together with the Ambassadors of Finland, Norway and Sweden, and the Irish Defence Forces hosts a seminar on security cooperation in Northern Europe.

Ireland has substantially contributed to international security within the UN, EU and NATO Partnership for Peace. Furthermore, geopolitical changes in the security situation in the Northern region have considerable implications for Ireland, Finland, Norway and Sweden.

About the Speakers:

* Vice-Admiral Mark Mellett is the Chief of Defence of the Irish Defence Forces

* Niklas Granholm is the Deputy Director of Studies at the Swedish Defence Research Agency

* Professor Col John Andreas Olsen is the Norwegian Defence Attaché to the United Kingdom and Ireland

* Professor Lt Col Jyri Raitasalo is a Military Professor of War Studies at the Finnish National Defence University