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Prime Minister Marin congratulates new Vice President of the United States

Government Communications Department
20.1.2021 21.34
Press release 27/2021
Kuva: Pääministeri Sanna Marin

Prime Minister Sanna Marin has written a letter of congratulations to Kamala Harris, who became Vice President of the United States on 20 January. In her letter, Prime Minister Marin expressed her hope for deeper cooperation with the United States in responding to global challenges.

The Prime Minister wrote about the need to strengthen cooperation between Europe and the United States in order to improve the multilateral system so it can better promote our shared values such as democracy, human rights and the rule of law. In particular, she highlighted the importance of climate change mitigation, Arctic cooperation, gender equality and the response to global health threats. The Prime Minister also expressed her strong desire to see US commitment to multilateral cooperation, including in the UN, the WHO and the Arctic Council.
 
In her letter, Prime Minister Marin emphasised the good and extensive relations between Finland and the United States, and hoped for close cooperation with Vice President Harris going forward.
 
Inquiries: Lauri Voionmaa, Special Adviser (International Affairs), tel. +358 295 160 306, Prime Minister’s Office

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