Serbias Foreign Minister to visit Finland
Foreign Minister Vuk Jeremić of Serbia will visit Finland on 12 April and will meet with Foreign Minister Erkki Tuomioja and Minister for European Affairs and Foreign Trade Alexander Stubb.
The topics of the talks to take place with Foreign Minister Tuomioja are bilateral relations, Serbias rapprochement with the EU and the relations between Serbia and Kosovo. The talks with Minister for European Affairs and Foreign Trade Alexander Stubb, in turn, will deal with current bilateral and EU issues.
Serbia was granted EU candidate country status by the European Council on 2 March. Serbias full cooperation with the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) and the countrys active role in the regional reconciliation process are factors underlying this decision. Finland has supported Serbias integration with the EU.
Additional information: Katja Pehrman, Diplomatic Adviser to the Minister for Foreign Affairs, mobile tel. +358 40 181 9257, Attaché Maria Forslund, mobile tel. +358 40 742 3262; and Antti Timonen, Press Attaché to the Minister for European Affairs and Foreign Trade, mobile tel. +358 40 590 7231