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Finland to support security troops in the Sahel region

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 10:16:00 GMT

Finland will fund the development of joint security troops in the Sahel region with EUR 900 000. The support will be channelled via the EU’s African Peace Facility fund, to be used to provide the troops with material support and services. Finland’s contribution cannot be directed to buy weapons or other lethal material.



Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Anne-Mari Virolainen to EU development ministers' meeting

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 09:35:00 GMT

An Informal meeting of EU development ministers will be organised in Brussels on 20 February 2018. Finland's representative at the meeting will be Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Anne-Mari Virolainen. The ministers will discuss, among other things, EU's financial instruments for external action after 2020, on which decisions will be made in the forthcoming negotiations concerning the EU



Minister Anne-Mari Virolainen to attend the International Conference of Iraq Reconstruction and Development in Kuwait

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 15:31:39 GMT

An International Conference of Iraq Reconstruction and Development will be held in Kuwait from 12 to 14 February.



Foreign Minister Soini to Japan and South Korea

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 07:30:00 GMT

On 20–27 February, Minister for Foreign Affairs Timo Soini will visit Tokyo, Seoul and the PyeongChang Winter Olympics.



Foreign Minister Soini to attend EU Foreign Ministers’ meeting in Sofia

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 10:09:55 GMT

The informal meeting of the EU Foreign Ministers (Gymnich) will be held in Sofia on 15-16 February.



Merikasarmi lit up in February in honour of Lithuania and Estonia

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 06:54:00 GMT

The Ministry for Foreign Affairs will illuminate the seaside façade of Merikasarmi, its main building, on 16 February to mark the 100th anniversary of Lithuania's independence and on 24 February for Estonia's 100th anniversary.



Helena Liikanen-Renger appointed as Press Officer in Washington

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 14:12:01 GMT

The Ministry for Foreign Affairs appointed Helena Liikanen-Renger to serve as Press Officer at the Embassy of Finland in Washington, starting on 1 June 2018. The post will be a fixed-term appointment ending on 31 May 2021.