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Minister of Defence Kaikkonen to visit Norway

Ministry of Defence
Publication date 10.5.2022 15.33 | Published in English on 10.5.2022 at 15.40
Press release
Minister of Defence Antti Kaikkonen will attend the Nordic defence minister meeting in Kirkenes, Norway, on 11 May 2022. Norway holds the chairmanship of NORDEFCO in 2022.
The defence ministers will discuss current topics and the effects of the war started by Russia on the security situation in the neighbouring areas and the Nordic defence policy.
In addition to the defence minister meeting, Minister Kaikkonen will have bilateral meetings with Norway's new Minister of Defence, Bjørn Arild Gram and Sweden's Minister of Defence Peter Hultqvist. They will discuss defence cooperation and the current security situation.
Inquiries: Special Adviser Anton Staffans (NORDEFCO), tel. +358 295 140 053, and Director General Janne Kuusela, tel. +358 295 140 086, and Kristian Vakkuri, Head of Communications (for communications matters related to the visit), tel. + 358 295 140 123. Requests for interviews: Miikka Pynnönen, Special Adviser to Minister of Defence Antti Kaikkonen, +358 295 140 117.
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