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The Finnish Presidency of the Barents Euro-Arctic Council 2021–2023

Region of opportunities

Foreign Minister Haavisto’s greeting

Foreign minister Pekka Haavisto

Dear friends of the Barents!

Finland has the pleasure and duty to lead for the coming two years’ the Barents Euro-Arctic Council, following the successful Norwegian presidency.

It is both easy and challenging for Finland to continue on the path where Norway has led us. We will continue to focus on the three basic elements of the cooperation that all members share: environment, youth and transport.

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