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.

Joint Action Plan on bilateral partnership between China and Finland published

Joint Action Plan on bilateral partnership between China and Finland published

President Sauli Niinistö and President Xi Jinping published a Joint Action Plan on promoting a bilateral partnership between China and Finland during President Niinistö's state visit to China.

The Joint Action Plan aims to make the cooperation between the countries more results-oriented and effective.

The Joint Action Plan presents the principal sectors of cooperation between the governments, business life, institutions and organisations, for which the cooperation partners in the two countries have formulated concrete objectives. The plan covers the years 2019–2023. 

The Joint Action Plan complements the Joint Declaration on a bilateral partnership between China and Finland, which was published during the Chinese President's state visit to Finland in April 2017.

A decision about the Joint Action Plan was made at a meeting at prime ministerial level in June 2017. 

Inquiries: Eevamaria Mielonen, Unit for Eastern Asia and Oceania, tel. +358 295 350 057

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