| 3 March 2024, Sunday |

Denmark, U.S. reach defence agreement

Denmark has signed a defense pact with the United States that will allow American soldiers and military equipment to be stationed on Danish soil, according to Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen.

The 10-year pact comes after the US secured similar accords with Finland and Sweden earlier this month.

“This means that American soldiers and equipment can be permanently stationed on Danish soil,” Frederiksen told reporters at a press conference.

The agreement, which Denmark and the United States began negotiating in February last year, will be signed later this week and will enter into force when necessary legislation has been adopted about a year from now, Frederiksen said.

Finland on Monday signed a defence cooperation agreement with the United States to grant the U.S. military broad access across the Nordic country to the vicinity of its long border with Russia.

Sweden signed a similar agreement earlier in December, and Norway, which also shares a short border with Russia, in 2021 signed an agreement with the United States on how to regulate U.S. military activity on its soil.

  • Reuters