Coverage of the diplomatic missions network to be handled among the Nordic and Baltic countries
The NB8 Foreign Ministers’ meeting was hosted by Minister Tuomioja on 29–30 August. The ministers discussed increasing the placement of their diplomats throughout the world so that they could work together in one another’s diplomatic missions. The coverage of the diplomatic missions network could thus be arranged in cooperation between the Nordic and Baltic countries. This would also bring added benefits, such as better coverage, flexibility and cost-effectiveness.
Reinforced diplomatic cooperation between the Nordic and Baltic countries
The Nordic and Baltic countries have today signed a memorandum of understanding on the locating of diplomats at each other’s missions abroad. The memorandum will make it easier for the Nordic and Baltic countries to maintain a diplomatic presence around the world by enabling flexible and cost-effective solutions.
Minister for European Affairs and Foreign Trade Alexander Stubb to attend Estonia’s Annual Meeting of Heads of Missions
Minister for European Affairs and Foreign Trade Alexander Stubb will be a guest speaker on Monday, 22 August at the Annual Meeting of Heads of Missions organised by the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. This is the first time a guest speaker from abroad has been invited to Estonia’s Annual Meeting of Heads of Missions. In his speech Minister Stubb will take up changes in the global economy and the international situation and the measures these require.
Finland Present at the World Federation of the Deaf and Education International Conferences held in South Africa
Two major conferences were held in South Africa in July. The first one was the 16th World Federation of the Deaf Conference, between the 18th and 24th of July in Durban. The second one was the Educational International Conference, which was held between the 22nd and 26th of July in Cape Town.
Foreign Minister Tuomioja to attend 20th anniversary celebrations of Estonian re-independence
Estonia is celebrating the 20th anniversary of its re-independence on Saturday, August 20. In connection with the anniversary the Estonian Foreign Ministry and the Estonian Foreign Policy Institute are organizing a high-level roundtable discussion on Estonia’s past 20 years and the challenges that lie ahead over the next few decades.
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