Minister of Defence Kaikkonen to attend informal meeting of EU Defence Ministers
Minister of Defence Antti Kaikkonen will attend the informal meeting of the EU Defence Ministers in Prague on 29-30 August 2022.
The Defence Ministers will meet representatives of the UN, NATO and European Parliament to discuss the international security situation and the global impacts of the war of aggression launched by Russia. The agenda also includes the defence investment gaps and measures to address them.
During the meeting, there will be a working lunch with Ukraine's Minister of Defence Oleksii Reznikov. The main topic to be discussed is the EU's support to Ukraine.
After Prague Minister Kaikkonen will continue to Bratislava where he will have a meeting with Slovak Minister of Defence Jaroslav Nad. The meeting will focus on bilateral cooperation between Finland and Slovakia.
Inquiries: Anna Ilvesniemi, Senior Specialist, tel. +358 295 140 027 on the informal meeting of the EU Defence Ministers; Kristian Vakkuri, Head of Communications, tel. +358 295 140 123 on the communication of the meeting; Tommi Nordberg, Senior Specialist, tel. +358 295 140 024 on Minister's working visit to Bratislava; Emma Virkkunen, Senior Specialist, tel. +358 295 140 176 on the communication of the working visit.