Press release 156/2017
13 September 2017
Minister for Foreign Affairs Timo Soini will attend the Community of Democracies Governing Council Ministerial, hosted by US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, held in Washington, DC, on 15 September. The topics on the meeting agenda will include fight against terrorism and the situation in North Korea.
During the visit, Foreign Minister Soini will also meet members of the House of Representatives and the Senate as well as representatives of think tanks. The aim is to deepen political level contacts in the USA and to discuss topical questions. Forging closer relations with the United States is among the Finnish Government’s foreign and security policy priorities.
In addition, Minister Soini will take part in Finland’s centenary celebrations, organised by the Finnish Embassy in Washington, DC. The keynote speaker of the event will be President of the Republic Sauli Niinistö. From Washington, Foreign Minister Soini will continue to New York, where he will attend the UN General Assembly.
Inquiries: Riikka Taivassalo, Special Adviser to the Foreign Minister, tel. +358 46 923 4581, and Soili Kangaskorpi, Director of the Unit for North America, tel. +358 50 383 0467.
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