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MFA: Foreign Minister Soini to Moscow


On Tuesday 12 February, Minister for Foreign Affairs Timo Soini will visit Moscow and have a meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.

The topics of the meeting will include regional security developments in Northern Europe, the situation in Ukraine, topical arms control questions, and the Council of Europe where Finland is currently holding the Presidency of the Committee of Ministers.

The Ministers will also discuss bilateral matters between Finland and Russia and regional cooperation in the Arctic Council, for example.  While in Moscow, Foreign Minister Soini will meet representatives of civil society organisations, too.

Inquiries: Raili Lahnalampi, Chief of Cabinet, Office of the Minister for Foreign Affairs, tel. +358 50 550 7546, Maimo Henriksson, Director General, tel. +358 50 462 4207, and Taneli Dobrowolski, Press Counsellor, tel. +7 910 411 2022.

The Foreign Ministry’s email addresses are in the format firstname.lastname@formin.fi.


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