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 Tariq Shah Bahrami (Acting)
 Albania Olta Xhaçka Socialist Party of Albania
 Algeria Abdelaziz Bouteflika National Liberation Front
 Andorra N/A
 Angola Joao Manuel Goncalves Lourenco Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola
 Antigua and Barbuda N/A
 Argentina Oscar Aguad Radical Civic Union
 Armenia Vigen Sargsyan[1] Republican Party of Armenia
 Australia Marise Payne Liberal Party of Australia
 Austria Hans Peter Doskozil Social Democratic Party of Austria
 Azerbaijan Colonel General Zakir Hasanov
 Bahamas N/A
 Bahrain Major-General Yusuf bin Ahmed Al Jalahma
 Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina Bangladesh Awami League
 Barbados Freundel Stuart
 Belarus Andrei Ravkov
 Belgium Steven Vandeput New Flemish Alliance
 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 Aldo Rebelo
 Brunei Hassanal Bolkiah
 Bulgaria Krasimir Karakachanov IMRO – Bulgarian National Movement
 Burkina Faso Roch Marc Christian Kaboré People's Movement for Progress
 Burundi Major General Pontien Gaciyubwenge
 Cambodia General Tea Banh Cambodian People's Party
 Cameroon Joseph Beti Assomo Cameroon People's Democratic Movement
 Canada Harjit Sajjan Liberal Party of Canada
 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 Hamed Bakayoko
 Croatia Ante Kotromanović
 Cuba Corps General Leopoldo Cintra Frias
 Cyprus Christoforos Fokaidis
 Czech Republic Martin Stropnicky ANO 2011
 Denmark Claus Hjort Frederiksen Venstre
 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 Jüri Luik Pro Patria and Res Publica Union
 Ethiopia Siraj Fegessa Shereffa
 Fiji Joketani Cokanasiga[clarification needed]
 Finland Jussi Niinistö
 France Florence Parly Socialist Party
 Gabon Ernest Mpouho Epigat
The Gambia Gambia Yahya Jammeh
 Georgia Levan Izoria
 Germany Ursula von der Leyen Christian Democratic Union of Germany
 Ghana Mark Owen Woyongo
 Greece Panos Kammenos Independent Greeks
 Grenada Keith Mitchell
 Guatemala Williams Mansilla Fernández
 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 István Simicskó Fidesz
 Iceland N/A
 India Nirmala Sitharaman Bharatiya Janata Party
 Indonesia Ryamizard Ryacudu
 Iran Hossein Dehghan
 Iraq Khaled al-Obaidi
 Ireland Leo Varadkar Fine Gael
 Israel Avigdor Lieberman Yisrael Beiteinu
 Italy Roberta Pinotti Democratic Party
 Jamaica N/A
 Japan Itsunori Onodera Liberal Democratic Party
 Jordan Abdullah Nsour
 Kazakhstan Colonel General Saken Zhasuzakov
 Kenya Raychelle Omamo
 Kiribati N/A
 Kuwait Khalid al-Jarrah al-Sabah
 Kyrgyzstan Major General Abibilla Kudayberdiev
 Laos Sengnouan Xayalath
 Latvia Raimonds Bergmanis Latvian Green Party
 Lebanon Yacoub Sarraf Free Patriotic Movement[2]
 Lesotho Tom Thabane
 Liberia Brownie Samukai
Libya Libya Abdullah al-Thani
(Disputed)
 Liechtenstein N/A
 Lithuania Raimundas Karoblis Independent
 Luxembourg Etienne Schneider Luxembourg Socialist Workers' Party
 Macedonia Zoran Jolevski VMRO-DPMNE
 Madagascar General Dominique Jean Oliver Rakotozafy
 Malawi Arthur Mutharika
 Malaysia Hishammuddin Hussein Barisan NasionalUnited Malays National Organisation
 Maldives Adam Shareef
 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
 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 Bhimsen das pradhan
 Netherlands Ank Bijleveld Christian Democratic Appeal
 New Zealand Ron Mark New Zealand First
 Nicaragua Martha Elena Ruiz Sevilla[3]
 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 Pakistan Muslim League
 Palau N/A
 Palestine N/A[clarification needed]
 Panama N/A
 Papua New Guinea Dr. Fabian Pok
 Paraguay Bernardino Soto
 Peru Mariano Gonzales
 Philippines Delfin Lorenzana
 Poland Antoni Macierewicz Law and Justice
 Portugal José Alberto Azeredo Lopes
 Qatar Khalid bin Mohammad Al Attiyah
 Romania Mihnea Motoc
 Russia General of the Army 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 Danny Faure (president)
 Sierra Leone Alfred Palo Conteh
 Singapore Dr. Ng Eng Hen People's Action Party
 Slovakia Peter Gajdoš
 Slovenia Andreja Katič Social Democrats
 Solomon Islands Christopher Laore
 Somalia Abdulkadir Sheikh Dini
 South Africa Nosiviwe Noluthando Mapisa-Nqakula African National Congress
 South Korea Song Young-moo
 South Sudan Kuol Manyang Juuk[clarification needed] Sudan People's Liberation Movement-Juba
 Spain María Dolores de Cospedal
 Sri Lanka Mahinda Rajapaksa
 Sudan General Abdel Rahim Mohammed Hussein
 Suriname Lamure Latour
 Swaziland N/A
 Sweden Peter Hultqvist Swedish Social Democratic Party
  Switzerland Guy Parmelin Swiss People's Party
 Syria Lieutenant General Fahd Jassem al-Freij Arab Socialist Ba'ath Party
 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 Fikri Işık Justice and Development Party
 Turkmenistan Colonel General Yaylym Berdiyev
 Tuvalu N/A
 Uganda Crispus Kiyonga
 Ukraine Stepan Poltorak
 United Arab Emirates Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
 United Kingdom Gavin Williamson Conservative Party
 United States James Mattis Independent
 Uruguay Eleuterio Fernandez Huidobro
 Uzbekistan Qobul Berdiyev
 Vanuatu N/A
 Venezuela Admiral Carmen Teresa Melendez Rivas
 Vietnam General Ngo Xuan Lich
 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 N/A
 Taiwan Feng Shih-kuan
 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 Levon Mnatsakanyan[4]
 Somaliland Ahmed Haji Abdi Adami[clarification needed]
 Transnistria Ruslan Paulesko[clarification needed]

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