Foreign Ministry's press releases
President of the Republic and Ministerial Committee on Foreign and Security Policy decided on Finland's actions following Salisbury nerve agent attack
On Monday 26 March 2018, the President of the Republic and the Ministerial Committee on Foreign and Security Policy discussed the nerve agent attack that took place in Salisbury, in the United Kingdom, on 4 March. Finland immediately condemned the use of a chemical weapon in the attack and, together with the other EU Member States, gave its strong support to the UK. It is important that appropriate action be taken both within the EU and bilaterally.
Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Police confirm: Finnish citizen reported missing has been found
The Finnish citizen who had been reported missing in Dubai has been found. Finnish authorities received confirmation of the matter this afternoon. They have been in contact with the person concerned, who has also been in touch with family members.
Minister Soini: Finland condemns illegal annexation of Crimea by Russia
Sunday 18 March marked the fourth anniversary of the illegal annexation of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol by Russian Federation. Finland condemns the illegal annexation by Russia, which is against the international law.
The Ministry for Foreign Affairs 100 years and Arctic cooperation – public event in Kittilä
The Ministry for Foreign Affairs marks its centenary year by presenting its activities in events organised in different parts of Finland. In cooperation with the municipality of Kittilä, the Ministry will organise a public event on 19 March.
Minister Virolainen to make a Team Finland visit Ethiopia and South Africa
Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Anne-Mari Virolainen will make a Team Finland visit to Ethiopia and South Africa from 12 to 16 March. She will be accompanied by a delegation representing 30 Finnish companies and other stakeholders.
Foreign Minister Soini to visit schools in Lapland
Minister for Foreign Affairs Timo Soini will continue his school visits, which focus on the prevention of violent radicalisation, in March in Lapland. On Tuesday 13 March, Minister Soini will visit the Ounasvaara upper secondary school in Rovaniemi and another upper secondary school in Kemijärvi. The school visits aim to enhance young people’s knowledge and awareness of the importance of Finland's foreign and security policy in the prevention of violent radicalisation.
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