Minister for Foreign Affairs Haavisto and Minister of Defence Kaikkonen to visit Sweden

Minister for Foreign Affairs Pekka Haavisto and Minister of Defence Antti Kaikkonen will visit Sweden on 2 February and meet with Sweden’s Minister for Foreign Affairs Ann Linde and Minister of Defence Peter Hultqvist.

The Ministers will discuss topical foreign and security policy questions.

“Sweden is our closest bilateral partner and cooperation is active in many fields. Contacts at ministerial level are also close. I look forward to useful discussions,” says Minister for Foreign Affairs Haavisto.

“In Finland's international cooperation in the defence sector, Sweden has a special status. We intend to continue the defence cooperation between our countries that has intensified in recent years. The aim is to improve the interoperability of defence in all circumstances,” says Minister of Defence Kaikkonen.



Anu Konttinen, Diplomatic Adviser to Foreign Minister Haavisto, tel. +358 295 350 323
Christina Lehtinen, Deputy Director of the Unit for Northern Europe, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, tel. +358 295 351 787
Kristian Vakkuri, Head of Communications,  Ministry of Defence, tel. +358 295 140123

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