Foreign Minister Haavisto to attend security conference in Sälen

Minister for Foreign Affairs Pekka Haavisto will attend a security conference in Sälen, Sweden, on 8 January.

Minister Haavisto will be one of the keynote speakers at the annual national security conference, Folk och Försvars Rikskonferensen 2023, together with Swedish Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg. The theme of this year's conference is “EU and NATO in the new security policy reality”. 

During the conference, Minister Haavisto will have private meetings with, among others, Sweden’s Minister for Foreign Affairs Tobias Billström and Director-General of the International Committee of the Red Cross Robert Mardini and he will talk with representatives of Swedish media.

Sweden’s foremost security policy conference, Rikskonferensen gathers together Sweden's key politicians, experts, media representatives and international participants to debate topical security policy questions.


  • Tomi Nyström, Special Adviser to the Minister, tel. +358 50 345 1944
  • Olli Kantanen, Director General of the Department for Europe, tel.  +358 50 570 0925
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