On 02 March 2017, the JALLC received the visit of two Nordic countries’ Ambassadors: the Ambassador of Sweden – her Excellency Caroline Fleetwood; and the Finnish Ambassador – Her Excellency Tarja Laitiainen. The two ambassadors had an Office Call with Commander JALLC, where they shared the latest political developments regarding their countries’ defence related concerns. This occurred on the very same day that Sweden re-established its compulsory military draft service.
The Office Call was followed by a briefing by Brigadier General Mario Barreto – Commander of the JALLC – where the two diplomats received a tailored explanation about the mission of the JALLC and its modus operandi. During the briefing several questions were answered by JALLC Commander, providing both ambassadors with situational awareness regarding the Transformation of the Alliance and the role of JALLC therein.
The two ambassadors departed with words of appreciation for the opportunity to gain a better understanding of the JALLC.Read More