List of current defence ministers

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This is a list of defence ministers, showing the defence ministers of incumbent heads of government.

States recognised by the United Nations[edit]

State Defence minister Party
 Afghanistan
 Albania Mimi Kodheli
 Algeria Abdelaziz Bouteflika
 Andorra N/A
 Angola Joao Manuel Goncalves Lourenco
 Antigua and Barbuda N/A
 Argentina Agustin Oscar Rossi
 Armenia Seyran Ohanyan Independent[citation needed]
 Australia David Albert Lloyd Johnston
 Austria Gerald Klug Independent[citation needed]
 Azerbaijan Colonel General Zakir Hasanov
 Bahamas N/A
 Bahrain Muhammad bin Abdallah Al Khalifa
 Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina
 Barbados Freundel Stuart
 Belarus Yuriy Zhadobin
 Belgium
 Belize John Birchman Saldivar
 Benin Denis Ali Yerima
 Bhutan N/A
 Bolivia Ruben Aldo Saavedra Soto
 Bosnia and Herzegovina Zekerijah Osmic
 Botswana Dikgakgamatso Ndelu Seretse
 Brazil Celso Amorim
 Brunei Hassanal Bolkiah
 Bulgaria
 Burkina Faso Blaise Compaore[clarification needed]
 Burundi Major General Pontien Gaciyubwenge
 Cambodia General Tea Banh Cambodian People's Party
 Cameroon Alain Mebe Ngo'o
 Canada Rob Nicholson Conservative Party
 Cape Verde Jorge Tolentino
 Central African Republic General Thomas Theophile Tchimangoa
 Chad Bichara Issa Djadallah
 Chile Jorge Burgos Varela
 China General Chang Wanquan
 Colombia Juan Carlos Pinzón Bueno
 Comoros N/A
 Republic of the Congo Charles Mondjo
 Democratic Republic of the Congo Alexandre Luba Ntambo
 Costa Rica N/A
 Ivory Coast Alassane Ouattara
 Croatia Ante Kotromanović
 Cuba Corps General Leopoldo Cintra Frias
 Cyprus Christoforos Fokaidis
 Czech Republic Martin Stropnicky
 Denmark Nicolai Wammen Social Democrats
 Djibouti Hassan Darar Houffaneh
 Dominica N/A
 Dominican Republic Sigfrido Aramis Pared Perez
 East Timor Cirilo Jose Cristovao
 Ecuador Maria Fernanda Espinosa Garces
 Egypt Colonel General Sedki Sobhi Independent[citation needed]
 El Salvador David Munguia Payes
 Equatorial Guinea Nicolas Obama Nchama
 Eritrea Sebhat Ephrem
 Estonia Sven Mikser
 Ethiopia Siraj Fegessa Shereffa
 Fiji Joketani Cokanasiga[clarification needed]
 Finland Carl Haglund
 France Jean-Yves Le Drian Socialist Party
 Gabon Ernest Mpouho Epigat
The Gambia Gambia Yahya Jammeh
 Georgia Irakli Alasania
 Germany Ursula Von Der Leyen
 Ghana Mark Owen Woyongo
 Greece Dimitris Avramopoulos New Democracy
 Grenada Keith Mitchell
 Guatemala Manuel Lopez Ambrosio
 Guinea Alpha Conde
 Guinea-Bissau Cadi Mane
 Guyana N/A[clarification needed]
 Haiti Jean Rodolphe Joazile
 Holy See N/A
 Honduras Samuel Reyes National Party
 Hungary Csaba Hende Fidesz
 Iceland N/A
 India Arun Jaitley Bharatiya Janata Party
 Indonesia
 Iran Hosein Dehqan
 Iraq Saadoun al-Dulaimi[clarification needed]
 Ireland Alan Shatter Fine Gael
 Israel Moshe Ya'alon
 Italy Roberta Pinotti Democratic Party
 Jamaica N/A
 Japan Akinori Eto
 Jordan Abdullah Nsour
 Kazakhstan Imangali Tasmagambetov
 Kenya Raychelle Omamo
 Kiribati N/A
 Kuwait Khalid al-Jarrah al-Sabah
 Kyrgyzstan Major General Abibilla Kudayberdiev
 Laos Sengnouan Xayalath
 Latvia
 Lebanon Samir Moqbil
 Lesotho Tom Thabane
 Liberia Brownie Samukai
Libya Libya Abdullah al-Thani
(Disputed)
 Liechtenstein N/A
 Lithuania Juozas Olekas
 Luxembourg Etienne Schneider Luxembourg Socialist Workers' Party
 Macedonia Zoran Jolevski VMRO-DPMNE
 Madagascar General Dominique Jean Oliver Rakotozafy
 Malawi Arthur Mutharika
 Malaysia Hishammuddin Tun Hussein
 Maldives Mohamed Nazim
 Mali Ba N'dao
 Malta Emmanuel Mallia
 Marshall Islands N/A
 Mauritania Diallo Amadou Bathia
 Mauritius Dr. Navinchandra Ramgoolam
 Mexico General Salvador Cienfuegos Zepeda
 Micronesia N/A
 Moldova Valeriu Troenco
 Monaco N/A
 Mongolia Dashdemberal Bat-Erdene
 Montenegro Milica Pejanovic-Djurisic
 Morocco Abdellatif Loudiyi
 Mozambique Agostinho Salvador Mondlane
 Myanmar Lieutenant General Wai Lwin
 Namibia Nahas Angula
 Nauru N/A
   Nepal Khil Raj Regmi
 Netherlands Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert People's Party for Freedom and Democracy
 New Zealand
 Nicaragua Martha Elena Ruiz Sevilla[1]
 Niger Karidjo Mahamadou Nigerien Party for Democracy and Socialism
 Nigeria Bello Mohammed
 North Korea Jang Jong Nam
 Norway Ine Marie Eriksen Soreide Conservative Party of Norway
 Oman Qaboos bin Said Al Said
 Pakistan Khawaja Muhammad Asif
 Palau N/A
 Palestine N/A[clarification needed]
 Panama N/A
 Papua New Guinea Dr. Fabian Pok
 Paraguay Bernardino Soto
 Peru Peter Cateriano Bellido
 Philippines Voltaire Gazmin
 Poland Tomasz Siemoniak[clarification needed] Civic Platform
 Portugal José Pedro Aguiar-Branco
 Qatar Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani
 Romania Mircea Dusa
 Russia Sergey Shoigu
 Rwanda General James Kabarebe
 Saint Kitts and Nevis N/A
 Saint Lucia Victor Phillip La Corbiniere
 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines N/A
 San Marino N/A
 São Tomé and Príncipe Lieutenant Colonel Oscar Aguiar Sacramento e Sousa
 Saudi Arabia Salman bin Abd al-Aziz Al Saud
 Senegal Augustin Tine
 Serbia Bratislav Gasic
 Seychelles James Alix Michel
 Sierra Leone Alfred Palo Conteh
 Singapore Dr. Ng Eng Hen People's Action Party
 Slovakia Martin Glvac Direction - Social Democracy
 Slovenia
 Solomon Islands Christopher Laore
 Somalia Mohamed Sheikh Hassan Hamud
 South Africa Nosiviwe Noluthando Mapisa-Nqakula African National Congress
 South Korea Han Min-koo
 South Sudan Kuol Manyang Juuk[clarification needed] Sudan People's Liberation Movement-Juba
 Spain Pedro Morenes Eulate
 Sri Lanka Mahinda Rajapaksa
 Sudan General Abdel Rahim Muhammed Hussein
 Suriname Lamure Latour
 Swaziland N/A
 Sweden
  Switzerland Ueli Maurer Swiss People's Party
 Syria Lieutenant General Fahd Jasim al-Furayj[clarification needed]
 Tajikistan Lieutenant General Sherali Mirzo
 Tanzania Dr. Hussein Ali Mwinyi Chama Cha Mapinduzi
 Thailand -
 Togo N/A[clarification needed]
 Trinidad and Tobago N/A[clarification needed]
 Tunisia Ghazi Jeribi
 Turkey Ismet Yilmaz
 Turkmenistan Begenc Gundogdyyew
 Tuvalu N/A
 Uganda Crispus Kiyonga
 Ukraine Colonel General Valeriy Heletey[clarification needed]
 United Arab Emirates Muhammad Bin Rashid Al Maktum
 United Kingdom Michael Fallon Conservative Party
 United States Chuck Hagel Republican
 Uruguay Eleuterio Fernandez Huidobro
 Uzbekistan Qobul Berdiyev
 Vanuatu N/A
 Venezuela Admiral Carmen Teresa Melendez Rivas
 Vietnam Lieutenant General Phung Quang Thanh, Sr.
 Yemen
 Zambia Edgar Lungu
 Zimbabwe Sydney Tigere Sekeramayi

States recognised by at least one United Nations member[edit]

State Defence Minister Party
 Abkhazia Mirab Kishmaria[clarification needed]
 Kosovo Agim Ceku
 Northern Cyprus Özdil Nami[clarification needed] Republican Turkish Party – United Forces
 Taiwan Yen Ming
 Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic Mohamed Lamine El Bouhali
 South Ossetia Valery Yakhnovets

States not recognised by any United Nations members[edit]

State Defence Minister Party
 Nagorno-Karabakh Movses Hakobyan[2]
 Somaliland Ahmed Haji Abdi Adami[clarification needed]
 Transnistria Alexander Lukyanenko[clarification needed]

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