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Minister of Defence Kaikkonen to make an official visit to France

Ministry of Defence
Publication date 4.10.2021 15.30 | Published in English on 4.10.2021 at 15.40
Press release
Minister of Defence Antti Kaikkonen will make an official visit to France on 5 to 6 October 2021. During the visit, Minister Kaikkonen will meet the French Minister for the Armed Forces Florence Parly. The ministers will discuss topical issues related to bilateral and European defence cooperation, crisis management and the security situation in Europe.
On Wednesday 6 October 2021, Minister Kaikkonen will open the Finnish-French Track 1.5 event. Established in 2018, this is a form of cooperation where issues related to European security and defence are discussed. In addition to the defence administrations and foreign affairs services, invitees will include members of the parliaments of both countries and experts from think tanks, research institutes and universities.
Inquiries: Special Adviser Samuli Puhakka, tel. +358 295 140 089.

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