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President and Ministerial Committee on Foreign and Security Policy discuss Finland’s NATO partnership, defence cooperation with Sweden and Norway and Government Report on Foreign and Security Policy

Government Communications Department
Publication date 15.5.2020 12.42 | Published in English on 15.5.2020 at 14.21
Press release 339/2020

In their meeting on Friday 15 May 2020, the President of the Republic and the Ministerial Committee on Foreign and Security Policy received a briefing on NATO’s development and on topical questions concerning Finland’s NATO partnership. Finland plans to continue its extensive, pragmatic cooperation with NATO.

The President and the Ministerial Committee also discussed the development of defence cooperation with Sweden and Norway.

Another item on the agenda was the preparation of the Government Report on Finnish Foreign and Security Policy. In particular, the discussion addressed the effects of the coronavirus on Finland’s foreign and security policy environment.

Inquiries: Kai Sauer, Under-Secretary of State, tel. +358 295 350 341, Mikko Kinnunen, Director General, tel. +358 295 351 820, Ministry for Foreign Affairs; Janne Kuusela, Director General (defence cooperation), tel. +358 295 140 300, Ministry of Defence

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