Nordic Ministers for Foreign Affairs to convene in Helsinki

Nordic Ministers for Foreign Affairs to convene in Helsinki

Press release 115/2007
5 June, 2007

Foreign Minister Ilkka Kanerva will host a meeting of Nordic Ministers for Foreign Affairs on Friday, 8 June in Helsinki. The meeting is an element of close cooperation in foreign affairs among the Nordic countries, which Finland is now leading as the country holds the Presidency of the Nordic Council of Ministers in 2007. The meeting will be held at Smolna, the Government Banqueting Hall.

The agenda for the foreign ministers’ meeting includes climate change, the Northern Dimension and Baltic Sea region, Russia, the Middle East, the Horn of Africa and the Western Balkans.

Additional information: First Secretary Ville Cantell, Unit for Western Europe, tel. +358 9 1605 5569, mobile tel. +358 40 842 4853; Tanja Jääskeläinen, Adviser to the Minister for Foreign Affairs, tel. +358 09 1605 5332; and Juha Kirstilä, Press Attaché to the Minister for Foreign Affairs, tel. +358 9 1605 5012