Minister for Foreign Affairs Pekka Haavisto to visit St Petersburg

On Monday 15 February, Minister for Foreign Affairs Pekka Haavisto will visit St Petersburg and have a meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.

The Foreign Ministers will discuss the situation of opposition politician Alexei Navalny, EU-Russia relations, the situation in Nagorno-Karabakh, Belarus and Ukraine, as well as arms control.

Ministers will also discuss regional cooperation in areas such as environmental protection and nuclear safety, and preparations for the upcoming Russian chairmanship of the Arctic Council and the upcoming Finnish chairmanship of the Barents Euro-Arctic Council. Discussions will also touch on bilateral issues.  

During his visit, Foreign Minister Haavisto will meet representatives of civil society organisations too.


Taneli Dobrowolski, Press Officer, tel. +7 910 411 2022, Maimo Henriksson, Director General, tel. +358 50 462 4207, Joel Linnainmäki, Special Adviser to the Minister for Foreign Affairs, tel. +358 295 350 466.

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