Foreign policy and security policy

02.04.2019

Finland’s foreign and security policy aims at preserving its independence and the democratic core values of society and promoting the well-being and security of its citizens.


Finland’s foreign and security policy aims at preserving its independence and the democratic core values of society and promoting the well-being and security of its citizens.

As a Member State of the European Union and a member of the international community, Finland exercises foreign policy with a view to securing its national interests and endeavors to contribute to world peace.

Foreign and security policy is based on good bilateral and international relations, a strong role in the EU's Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP) of the EU, effective multilateral cooperation and credible national defence.

EU foreign affairs ministers to discuss transatlantic relations

EU foreign affairs ministers to discuss transatlantic relations

EU foreign affairs ministers will hold an informal video conference on 15 June. Finland’s representative at the meeting will be Minister for Foreign Affairs Pekka Haavisto. The meeting will focus on the relations between the EU and the United States. Ministers will have a discussion with US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo via a video connection.

Foreign ministers aim to hold strategic dialogue with the United States. In the discussion with Secretary of State Pompeo, ministers will concentrate on the most important foreign policy matters, including disinformation related to the COVID-19 disease, China, the Middle East Peace Process, and the situation in the Eastern neighbourhood of the EU, especially Ukraine.

Finland considers it important that the transatlantic security policy link be maintained and strengthened and that the USA commit to the rules-based international system. This is essential in responding to global challenges.

Inquiries: Matti Nissinen, European Correspondent, tel. +358 295 351 780.

The Foreign Ministry’s email addresses are in the format firstname.lastname@formin.fi.