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Press Releases, 2/7/2014 | Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland

Nordic Foreign and Defence Ministers meet in Iceland

Press release 33/2014

The joint meeting of Nordic Foreign and Defence Ministers will be held in Reykjavik, Iceland, on 11–12 February. Finland’s representatives in the meeting will be Foreign Minister Erkki Tuomioja and Defence Minister Carl Haglund. The meeting will address topical foreign and security policy issues and Nordic security policy cooperation. In connection with the meeting, the Ministers will get acquainted with the “Iceland Air Meet 2014” air-defence training.

The meeting of Nordic Foreign Ministers will also be held in the same context on 11 February. In their meeting, the Foreign Ministers will debate Nordic security policy cooperation.

On his way to Iceland, Minister Haglund will meet Swedish Minister of Defence Karin Enström in Stockholm on 11 February. The Ministers will discuss bilateral defence cooperation between the countries.

Additional information on Minister Tuomioja’s programme will be provided by Tarja Kantola, Special Adviser to the Foreign Minister, tel. +358 295 351 799, +358 40 590 4119; and Timo Kantola, Deputy Director General, Political Department, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, tel. +358 295 351 477, +358 50 441 3872.

Additional information on Minister Haglund’s travel itinerary and schedule will be provided by Anssi Munkki, Aide-de-Camp, tel. +358 295 140 102; and on communication issues Kristian Vakkuri, Senior Advisor, tel. +358 295 140 123.
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