Minister for Foreign Affairs Haavisto to visit Washington DC

Minister for Foreign Affairs Haavisto to visit Washington DC

Minister for Foreign Affairs Pekka Haavisto will visit Washington DC on 24 September. The aim of the visit is to strengthen the bilateral relations between the two countries and to discuss topical foreign policy themes, focusing on questions relating to Afghanistan and the Horn of Africa.

During his visit, Minister Haavisto will meet representatives of the US administration and members of the US Congress and hold discussions with representatives of think tanks and non-governmental organisations.

The bilateral relations between Finland and the United States are extensive and intergovernmental cooperation is close. The close relationship between the European Union and the United States is important for Finland from the perspective of security, trade and the economy. Finland and the United States also cooperate in responding to such global challenges as climate change and pandemics.

“The US is an important partner for Finland both bilaterally and internationally. We need close transatlantic cooperation to be able to respond to global challenges. I therefore welcome the US administration’s deepening transatlantic relationship and commitment to multilateral cooperation,” says Foreign Minister Haavisto.

Inquiries: Joel Linnainmäki, Special Adviser to the Minister for Foreign Affairs, tel. +358 50 478 2587 and Hanna-Leena Korteniemi, Director, tel. +358 295 350 662

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