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MFA: Finland and Estonia launched a study of their future relations

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Finland and Estonia have launched a study of the future relations between the two countries and new opportunities for cooperation. The study will be led by former ministers Anne-Mari Virolainen from Finland and Jaak Aaviksoo from Estonia, supported by the Finnish Institute of International Affairs (FIIA) and the Estonian Foreign Policy Institute (EFPI). Prime Ministers Sanna Marin and Kaja Kallas informed about the decision to start the study at their meeting in Helsinki on 19 February 2021.

The study was launched on Monday 8 March 2021 via a video connection. The launch event was attended by Minister for Foreign Affairs Pekka Haavisto, Minister of Foreign Affairs Eva-Maria Liimets, the rapporteurs Anne-Mari Virolainen and Jaak Aaviksoo as well as representatives of FIIA and EFPI.

“Last year we celebrated the centenary of the diplomatic relations between Finland and Estonia. Now is a good time to keep an open mind and consider all that we could do together in the future,” Minister Haavisto says.

The study will be ready in about a year.

Inquiries:

Jeri Aalto, Special Advisor to the Minister for Foreign Affairs, tel. +358 50 472 0725 and Anu Korppi, Desk Officer, Unit for Northern Europe, tel. +358 295 351 481.

The email addresses of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs are in the format firstname.lastname@formin.fi

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