Press release 209/2017
4 December 2017
The Meeting of NATO Ministers of Foreign Affairs will be organised at NATO Headquarters in Brussels from 5 to 6 December 2017. Finland has been invited to attend the discussion relating to the cooperation between the EU and NATO. Finland's representative at the meeting will be Minister for Foreign Affairs Timo Soini. In addition to the NATO member countries, Sweden and EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs Federica Mogherini will participate in the discussion.
The meeting of NATO Ministers of Foreign Affairs will make preparations for the NATO Summit to be held on 11 and 12 July 2018.
Finland and Sweden are among the partners that have been granted enhanced opportunities (Enhanced Opportunities Partnership, EOP) in their cooperation with NATO. The invitation to the Foreign Ministers’ meeting is part of the political dialogue on topical questions between NATO, Finland and Sweden.
On Tuesday 5 December, Foreign Minister Soini and US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will meet at lunch, organised for the EU Foreign Ministers in Brussels.
Inquiries: Riikka Taivassalo, Special Adviser to the Foreign Minister, tel. +358 46 9234 581 and Mikko Kinnunen, Director of the Unit, tel. +358 295 351 820.
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