Foreign Minister Alexander Stubb to visit Prague and Paris

Press release 152/2008
9 May, 2008

On Tuesday 13 May, Foreign Minister Alexander Stubb will travel to Prague where he will meet Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic Karel Schwarzenberg. The ministers intend to discuss, for instance, EU affairs of current interest, including the forthcoming Czech Presidency of the EU in spring 2009 and the Lisbon Treaty. Stubb will also discuss the development of Russia and the situation in Kosovo with his colleague.

Foreign Minister Stubb’s programme in Prague will also include a meeting with Czech Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Vondra.

From Prague, Foreign Minister Stubb will continue his journey to Paris where, the same evening, he will attend a dinner French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner is hosting for his EU colleagues with the future EU Presidency of France as the main topic of discussion.

Additional information: Press Attaché to the Minister for Foreign Affairs Juha Kirstilä, tel. +358 9 1605 5012, concerning the visit to Prague, First Secretary Christina Lehtinen, Unit for Central and South-Eastern Europe, tel. +358 9 1605 6572, and at the Finnish Embassy in Prague, Minister-Counsellor Frank Hellstén, tel. +420 257 316 813; concerning the visit to Paris, First Secretary Pekka Kaihilahti, Unit for Western Europe, tel. +358 9 1605 5095, and at the Finnish Embassy in Paris Minister Juha Virtanen, tel. +33 1 4418 1920



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