Minister for Foreign Affairs Pekka Haavisto to attend meeting of NATO Ministers of Foreign Affairs in Bucharest
Minister for Foreign Affairs Pekka Haavisto will attend a meeting of NATO Ministers of Foreign Affairs in Bucharest from 29 to 30 November.
This is the first time Finland attends the meeting of NATO Ministers of Foreign Affairs as an invitee to NATO.
“Russia’s aggression towards Ukraine has profoundly changed the security situation in the Euro-Atlantic and Baltic Sea regions. In this meeting of NATO Ministers of Foreign Affairs, we will represent our unity when confronted with threats and address our support to Ukraine”, Minister Haavisto says.
The meeting consists of three working sessions on contemporary NATO matters. Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine and the implementation of NATO’s Strategic Concept are some of the topics of discussion. The session on the implementation of NATO’s Strategic Concept is expected to cover issues such as China and energy security. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg will chair these working sessions.
NATO partners Bosnia and Herzegovina, Moldova and Georgia are invited to join for a session focusing on their need for support after the changed security environment resulting from Russia’s aggression against Ukraine.
At the working dinner, the foreign ministers will discuss Ukraine’s needs for assistance with Ukraine’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Dmytro Kuleba.
As an invitee, Finland will not participate in NATO’s decision-making.
Minister Haavisto’s schedule also includes bilateral meetings.
- Joel Linnainmäki, Special Adviser to the Minister for Foreign Affairs, tel. +358 295 350 466,
- Minna Laajava, Director of the Unit for Security Policy and Crisis Management, tel. +358 295 350 128
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