Speech by Minister for Development Cooperation and Foreign Trade Ville Skinnari at the meeting of Finnish heads of mission on 23 august 2021
Excellencies, Distinguished Colleagues, It really feels good to be Finnish right now. Our team may not have brought home gold from the Olympics in Tokyo, but our efforts to tackle the Covid crisis are surely worth a few medals. This is a good opportunity for me to extend my thanks to you for your hard work. This is also a chance to for us to take a look ahead together.
Speech by Minister Blomqvist at the Meeting of Heads of Mission, 23 August 2021
Distinguished Ambassadors, dear colleagues and friends, When I spoke on this forum a year ago, I truly hoped that the COVID-19 pandemic had abated by now and that life had already started to normalise. We are not there yet, and we are meeting remotely, again.
Speech by Pekka Haavisto, Minister for Foreign Affairs, at the Meeting of Heads of Mission 23 August 2021
Distinguished Ambassadors, Ladies and Gentlemen, This year has shown very clearly the importance of foreign policy and the work of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs. I do not mean just the ongoing crisis in Afghanistan and the tasks related to it, but all the events of the past few months: the global response to the coronavirus crisis, international efforts to halt climate change, work to promote the Finnish economy on our key export markets and to strengthen our education and innovation profile, disarmament issues, human rights and development contributions to the world’s poorest countries.
Opening speech by Permanent State Secretary Matti Anttonen Annual Meeting of Heads of Mission 2021
Distinguished Ministers and Heads of Mission, Ladies and Gentlemen, Welcome to the 2021 Meeting of Heads of Mission! As you can see from the picture, I am here in the familiar Engel Hall in the newly renovated premises of Merikasarmi. While on the face of it this space may appear to be the same as before, the Ritarikatu Hall, where the panel discussions are being held, is not easily recognisable.
Cross-regional statement on the occasion of the 54th session of the UN Commission on Population and Development (CPD) delivered by minister Ville Skinnari
Minister for Development Cooperation and Foreign Trade of Finland Ville Skinnari delivered the statement on behalf of the governments and peoples of 81 countries.
Nordic Joint Statement Issued by Minister Haavisto on the occasion of Arria formula meeting in UN Security Council
Nordic Joint Statement Issued by Minister for Foreign Affairs of Finland on the occasion of Arria formula meeting in United Nation Security Council on Media Freedom in Belarus 22 January 2020
Joint Statement of Nordic-Baltic Foreign Ministers on recent developments in Belarus
The Foreign Ministers of Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway and Sweden, in the context of the developments that are taking place in Belarus, express their grave concern about the violence against post-election demonstrations that have occurred in response to reports of widespread electoral fraud. We are very troubled by the reports of physical injuries inflicted on the demonstrators.
Statement by FM Haavisto in the Conference on Facilitating the Entry into Force of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty
Statement by H.E. Mr Pekka Haavisto Minister for Foreign Affairs of Finland in the Conference on Facilitating the Entry into Force of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty, United Nations, New York, 25 September 2019
Opening Statement by Minister Haavisto at the Supporting women, protecting rights seminar
Opening Statement by Foreign Minister Pekka Haaviston at the Expert seminar Supporting women, protecting rights – How can the EU work better to safeguard the work of WHRDs and integrate an intersectional approach. Helsinki, Thursday, 29 August 2019.