The Department for Defence

The Department for Defence at the Embassy is led by the Defence Attaché.

The Department for Defence at the Embassy is part of the Swedish Armed Forces. The main task is to support the military relations in various areas between Sweden and Singapore including the accredited countries Indonesia and Brunei Darussalam.

The Defence Attaché’s main tasks are:

• To function as liaison hub between the Swedish Armed Forces and the Singapore Armed Forces including the accredited countries Indonesia and Brunei Darussalam.
• To report on the Singaporean, Indonesian and the Brunei Darussalam defence policies to the relevant Swedish authorities
• To support the Swedish defence industry in Singapore, Indonesia and Brunei Darussalam
• To advise the Ambassador of Sweden and provide him with expertise in all defence-related issues

The Department for Defence is involved in the planning and execution of military high-level visits from Sweden to Singapore, Indonesia and Brunei Darussalam and vice versa. We also handle diplomatic clearances such as clearance for Swedish military personnel visits to Singapore, as well as overflight and landing permits for Swedish government aircrafts.