National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan met today with National Security Advisor Henrik Landerholm of Sweden. Mr. Sullivan underscored the United States’ strong support for Sweden joining NATO as soon as possible and applauded the Turkish parliament’s ratification of Sweden’s NATO accession today. They welcomed the recent signing of the U.S.-Sweden Defense Cooperation Agreement. Mr. Sullivan and Mr. Landerholm emphasized their commitment to continue supporting Ukraine as it defends itself from Russia’s invasion. They discussed the ongoing Iranian-backed Houthi attacks against merchant and naval vessels transiting the Red Sea, as well as the importance of increasing humanitarian aid and civilian protections for people in Gaza as Israel defends itself from Hamas. They also discussed our growing bilateral cooperation on emerging technologies and the close partnership on a range of shared global challenges.