OSCE Secretary General visits Finland

OSCE Secretary General visits Finland

Secretary General of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Helga Schmid will visit Helsinki on Friday 27 August at the invitation of Minister for Foreign Affairs Pekka Haavisto. Schmid will also have discussions with President of the Republic Sauli Niinistö.

The themes of discussion will include Finland’s support to the OSCE as well as topical issues in the OSCE, mediation, arms control, the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, the human-rights situation in Belarus, and the Ukraine conflict. During her visit, Secretary General Schmid will meet, for example President of the Republic Sauli Niinistö. 

The OSCE is a central forum for European security. The activities of the OSCE are based on the Final Act of the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe, which was signed in 1975, in Helsinki.

Inquiries:

Anu Konttinen, Diplomatic Adviser to the Minister for Foreign Affairs, tel. +358 295 350 323, and Sari Rautio, Director of Unit, tel. +358 295 351 534.