Foreign Ministry's press releases
Minister Virolainen to visit Israel, Palestinian territory and Jordan
Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Anne-Mari Virolainen will visit Israel, the Palestinian territory and Jordan from 5 to 10 May 2018. The aim of the visit is to get an update of the humanitarian situation and to seek ways to promote trade relations and bilateral cooperation.
Development policy focusing on equality to be updated and promoted during the Finnish Presidency of the EU in autumn 2019
Finland should reform its development cooperation and development policy to be able to promote gender equality in developing countries more effectively than before. The Development Policy Committee, a body appointed by the Government, will publish its assessment report Finland's Development Policy in 2018: Moving from myth to reality. Setting an example in strengthening equality for women and girls in developing countries in Parliament on Wednesday 2 May.
A hundred years of foreign policy – Foreign Ministry's public event in Jyväskylä
The Ministry for Foreign Affairs marks its 100th anniversary by presenting its activities in various public events in different parts of the country. A public event will be organised on 27 April in cooperation with the Regional Council of Central Finland, the Jyväskylä UN association, and Jyväskylä JEF-Finland (Young European Federalists Europe).
Syrian conflict and the international dimension of the national main military exercise of 2021 on the agenda at the Ministerial Committee on Foreign and Security Policy
On Friday 20 April, the President of the Republic and the Ministerial Committee on Foreign and Security Policy discussed the situation in Syria.
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