Foreign Minister Tuomioja: Nordic cooperation is a fundamental part of Finnish foreign policy
The Nordic security policy cooperation is more than the sum of its parts. Everyone involved benefits from the synergy it gives, Foreign Minister Erkki Tuomioja points out. Nordic cooperation does not substitute other international cooperation forms but supplements the range of international cooperation Finland is involved in, the Minister highlights. He also sees many possibilities to further deepen our cooperation, based on common values.
Minister for International Development Heidi Hautala to attend the 50th anniversary celebration of Danish International Development Assistance in Copenhagen
Minister for International Development Heidi Hautala will participate in the celebration of the 50th anniversary of Danish International Development Assistance (DANIDA) in Copenhagen. DANIDA operates under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark.
Nordic development ministers: Our common voice must be strengthened
The Nordic development ministers who met in Helsinki on Monday expressed the wish to strengthen their cooperation and the visibility of the Nordic countries for instance in the work done by UN agencies. “We have to show that we Nordic countries speak in one strong Nordic voice,” said Christian Friis Bach, the Danish Minister for Development Cooperation.
Nordic development ministers to be Hautala’s guests in Helsinki
Minister for International Development Heidi Hautala, has invited her Nordic colleagues to meet in Helsinki on Monday, 23 January. A common Nordic policy on major development policy and development cooperation issues will be forged at the meeting.
Foreign Ministers of Denmark and Finland stressed the importance of Nordic cooperation
EU affairs and Nordic cooperation were discussed at the meeting between Danish Foreign Minister Villy Søvndal and Foreign Minister Erkki Tuomioja on 10 November. Both ministers stressed the importance of Nordic cooperation at their press conference. Minister Tuomioja hoped for increased Nordic input with regard to international affairs.
Nordic countries concerned about measures against Palestinians
The five Nordic foreign ministers discussed the situation in the Middle East today, focusing particularly on relations between Israel and the Palestinians in the wake of this week’s vote in UNESCO. Although the Nordic countries’ positions differed as regards the timing of Palestinian membership of UNESCO, they agree that the way forward must be based on a resumption of negotiations and the vision of a two-state solution.
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