Prime Minister Sipilä to meet US Vice-President Pence in Washington

Government Communications Department 27.11.2018 20.02 | Published in English on 28.11.2018 at 10.17
Press release 562/2018

Prime Minister Juha Sipilä, who is on a working visit to Washington, D.C., will meet Vice-President Michael Pence on Wednesday 28 November. This is the first bilateral meeting at this level since 2012.

"I am looking forward to the meeting with Vice-President Pence. I expect interesting discussions on our bilateral questions as well as on the relations between the European Union and the United States, which is a very important matter for us. We will certainly also talk about the challenges posed by the multilateral rules-based system and about trade policy," Prime Minister Sipilä says.

The Prime Minister met Senator Mark R. Warner and Senator Lisa Murkowski earlier in the day. Their discussions focused on climate change, trade relations, and Arctic cooperation, for example.

"Senator Warner was very interested in the Finnish education system, digitalisation and the transformation of work," Sipilä says.

The Prime Minister will also have meetings with Jared Kushner, Senior Adviser to President Donald Trump, and US Secretary of Commerce Wilbur L. Ross, for instance.

Prime Minister Sipilä's three-day working visit to the United States will end on Wednesday evening.

Inquiries: Jani Raappana, Special Adviser to the Prime Minister (international affairs), tel. +358 29 516 0306, Päivi Anttikoski, Director of Government Communications, tel. +358 40 536 4821, Prime Minister's Office.