Foreign Minister Soini visits Iceland
Minister for Foreign Affairs Timo Soini will travel to Iceland to attend the Arctic Circle Assembly on 6–7 October 2016. The Foreign Minister will also have a meeting with the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Iceland, Lilja Dögg Alfreðsdóttir, in Reykjavik on Thursday, 6 October.
The Nordic and African countries gathered at Aulanko in summery surroundings
The Nordic foreign ministers met this weekend, 15–16 June, with their colleagues from eleven African countries. The meeting was hosted by Foreign Minister Erkki Tuomioja. In addition to the Nordic countries, the participants came from Benin, Botswana, Ghana, Lesotho, Mali, Mozambique, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania and Zambia. The themes discussed at this meeting were the Nordic welfare state, inclusive economic growth and Africa’s conflicts.
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.
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