The President of the Republic and the Ministerial Committee on Foreign and Security Policy discussed Syria and the Government Report on Finnish Foreign and Security Policy

Government Communications Department 11.10.2019 12.49 | Published in English on 11.10.2019 at 14.25
Press release 529/2019

On Friday 11 October, the President of the Republic and the Ministerial Committee on Foreign and Security Policy discussed Turkey’s military operation in Syria.

Finland considers that there is no military solution to the Syrian conflict.  Finland has called upon Turkey to cease the military action. The humanitarian situation in the region causes concern. The Government will not grant new arms export licences to Turkey or other countries engaged in war.

Additionally, the President of the Republic and the Ministerial Committee on Foreign and Security Policy discussed the preparations for a new Government Report on Finnish Foreign and Security Policy.

Inquiries: Kai Sauer, Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Security Policy, tel. +358 295 350 341, Mikko Kinnunen, Director General, tel. +358 295 351 820, Leena-Kaisa Mikkola, Director General (Syria), tel. +358 295 351 977, Pilvi-Sisko Vierros-Villeneuve, Director General (Turkey), tel. +358 295 350 224, Ministry for Foreign Affairs