Foreign Minister Valtonen to visit Washington D.C.

Finland’s Minister for Foreign Affairs Elina Valtonen will visit Washington D.C. on 18 December. She will meet U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken. A Defence Cooperation Agreement (DCA) between Finland and the United States will be signed during the visit.

In Washington D.C., the foreign ministers will discuss bilateral relations between Finland and the United States, topical NATO matters and Russia’s aggression against Ukraine. 

Minister for Foreign Affairs Valtonen will give remarks at the Hudson Institute in an event focusing on security policy and bilateral relations between Finland and the United States. Minister Valtonen will also discuss topical foreign and security policy issues with researchers and representatives of think tanks.

“We have taken important steps with our key strategic partner and ally to deepen our relations. The Defence Cooperation Agreement is an integral part of strengthening our bilateral cooperation and complements Finland’s NATO membership. I believe that in the future, our cooperation will become increasingly stronger in the fields of security, economy and technology. Finland also considers it important that the transatlantic relationship between the EU and the United States further intensifies,” says Minister for Foreign Affairs Valtonen.


  • Laila Clyne, Diplomatic Adviser to the Minister for Foreign Affairs, tel. +358 295 350 492
  • Hanna-Leena Korteniemi, Director, Unit for North America, tel. +358 295 350 662
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  • Information about the Defence Cooperation Agreement