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Prime Ministers of Finland and Sweden meet in Helsinki

Government Communications Department
8.12.2021 11.38
Press release 709/2021

The Prime Minister of Sweden, Magdalena Andersson, visited Finland on Wednesday 8 December at the invitation of Prime Minister Sanna Marin. During her visit, Prime Minister Andersson also met with President of the Republic Sauli Niinistö.

At their meeting, Prime Minister Marin and Prime Minister Andersson discussed bilateral relations between the two countries and topical EU issues. The EU’s actions to halt climate change, for instance, are very important for both Finland and Sweden. The Prime Ministers also discussed their countries’ common objectives in developing the Union’s forest policy and security and defence policy. In addition, the Prime Ministers discussed migration and the COVID-19 pandemic in the Union.
 
This is Prime Minister Andersson’s first visit abroad since she began her term of office. According to tradition, Finnish and Swedish prime ministers meet shortly after taking office. Prime Minister Marin also made her first visit to Sweden.  

Inquiries: Jari Luoto, State Under-Secretary for European Affairs, tel. +358 50 468 5949, and Anne Sjöholm, Head of Communications for EU Affairs, tel. +358 40 537 0733, Prime Minister’s Office

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