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President and Ministerial Committee on Foreign and Security Policy discuss Report on Foreign and Security Policy and issues related to Russia

Government Communications Department
9.10.2020 13.07
Press release 635/2020

In their meeting on Friday 9 October, the President of the Republic and the Ministerial Committee on Foreign and Security Policy discussed the Government Report on Finnish Foreign and Security Policy. The report is due to be completed in the next few weeks.

The meeting also addressed issues related to Russia. The topics on the agenda were the poisoning of opposition politician Alexei Navalny andrelations between the EU and Russia as well as bilateral issues between Finland and Russia.

In addition, the President and the Committee held a preparatory discussion on the priorities of civilian and military intelligence for 2021.

Inquiries: Kai Sauer, Under-Secretary of State, tel. +358 295 350 341, Mikko Kinnunen, Director General, tel. +358 295 351 820, Maimo Henriksson, Director General (Russia), tel. +358 295 351 247, Ministry for Foreign Affairs; Harri Ohra-aho, Ministerial Adviser (military intelligence), tel. +358 295 160 01, Ministry of Defence; Juha Vehmaskoski, Ministerial Adviser (civilian intelligence), tel. +358 295 488 208, Ministry of the Interior
 

Anna-Maja Henriksson Annika Saarikko Antti Kaikkonen Li Andersson Maria Ohisalo Pekka Haavisto Sanna Marin Ville Skinnari
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