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President and Ministerial Committee on Foreign and Security Policy discussed relations with Iraq and current terrorism threat assessment in Finland

Government Communications Department 8.2.2019 12.26 | Published in English on 8.2.2019 at 13.57
Press release

The President of the Republic and the Ministerial Committee on Foreign and Security Policy were given an update on the relations between Iraq and Finland, including on the returns of Iraqis who have received a legally valid decision turning down their asylum application.

Additionally, the President and the Ministerial Committee on Foreign and Security Policy received an overview of the current terrorism threat assessment in Finland. The Finnish Security Intelligence Service’s assessment is that the terrorism alert level in Finland, on a four-tier scale, is still at the second lowest level of ‘elevated’.

Inquiries: Jukka Salovaara, Director-General, tel. +358 295 350 636, Leena-Kaisa Mikkola, Director General, (Iraq), tel. +358 295 351 977, Ministry for Foreign Affairs; Ilkka Salmi, Permanent Secretary, tel. +358 295 418 804, Ministry of the Interior; Antti Pelttari (terrorism), Director, Finnish Security Intelligence Service, tel. +358 295 480 131

Edit 12.2. 10.03: The President and the Comittee were given an update on the returns on Iraqis, not Iranians.