March 25, 2019

German-Finnish meeting at Helsinki

Heiko Maas and the XII President of Finland, Sauli Niinistö – Picture by Matti Porre, Tasavallan presidentin kanslia.

German-Finnish meeting at Helsinki 

Friday, 25 May 2018, Helsinki, Republic of Finland: A foreign affairs meeting was held in Finland at the invitation of the Finnish chief of diplomacy, Timo Soini, for his colleague hailing from Germany, Heiko Maas. Albeit their counterparts from Sweden and Denmark were due to partake their participation was postponed for a later date to be announced. In fact, the axis bringing together Germany and the Nordic EU-countries has not met since 2016 during a summit held at Berlin.

Focus of the bilateral Finnish-German discussions were the common security concerns in the Baltic region but likewise the current affairs of the Iran deal with the EU, the war in Syria, the transatlantic relations as well as the further development of foreign and security policy after Brexit.

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas was likewise received by Finland’s President Sauli Niinistö for a private audience. Thereafter he held an allocution at Finlandia-Hall in the framework of the celebrations to mark the hundredth anniversary since the setting-up of the Finnish Foreign Ministry.

For further information:

Embassy of Finland to Germany (Ritva Koukku-Ronde):

Finnish Ministry of Foreign Affairs (HE Minister Timo Soini):


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