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Press Releases, 12/7/2017

Foreign Minister Timo Soini to OSCE Ministerial Council in Vienna

Press release 213/2017
7 December 2017

Foreign Minister Soini will take part in the Ministerial Council of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) in Vienna on 7 and 8 December. The meeting will be hosted by Austria, which holds the Chairmanship of the OSCE in 2017.

The Ministerial Council will focus on European security, the situation in Ukraine and protracted conflics in Europe as well as on human rights. Finland strongly supports the work built on the OSCE’s comprehensive concept of security. 

Foreign Minister Soini will have bilateral meetings with, for instance, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and foreign ministers of other participating States of the OSCE. In addition, on 7 December the Minister will attend a working lunch and a side event relating to the OSCE’s Structured Dialogue.

Inquiries: Raili Lahnalampi, Chief of Cabinet, Office of the Minister for Foreign Affairs, tel. +358 50 550 7546, Jukka Salovaara, Director General, tel. +358 295 350 636, and Päivi Laivola de Rosière, Permanent Representative of Finland to the OSCE, tel. +43 676 8483 50350.

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

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