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.
Building Finland’s contacts with Africa and the Middle East
The importance of being present in Africa and the Middle East is increasingly important for Finland. A closer review of developments in these areas reveals that much good progress is being made. In addition to development cooperation, commercial activities are pursued there, but we also need to strengthen the political relations,” says Leena-Kaisa Mikkola, who started as Director General of the Department for Africa and the Middle East in the autumn 2017.
Statement on the adoption of the Land Regularisation Law by the Knesset
I strongly disapprove the recent passing of the Land Regularisation Law by the Israeli Knesset, deemed unconstitutional by the Israeli Attorney General. The Israeli law aims to legalise the appropriation of private Palestinian land and it may allow for retroactive
Minister for Foreign Affairs Timo Soini visits Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territory
Minister for Foreign Affairs Timo Soini will visit Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories on 1–3 June 2016. The Foreign Minister will meet Israeli and Palestinian Authority leaders and discuss their bilateral relations with Finland, the peace process and regional situation in the Middle East and other topical matters.
Secretary of State Peter Stenlund to the ENP Foreign Ministers’ meeting in Barcelona
Secretary of State Peter Stenlund represents Finland at the Foreign Ministers’ meeting on the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP), held in Barcelona on Monday, 13 April. At the meeting, the Southern ENP partner countries will present their views and hopes concerning the review of the neighbourhood policy.
Statement by Foreign Minister Erkki Tuomioja on the synagogue attack in Jerusalem
Foreign Minister Erkki Tuomioja urges the parties to continue the peace negotiations and commit themselves to a negotiated two-state solution, which is the only way to achieve a lasting peace between Israelis and Palestinians.
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