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President and Ministerial Committee on Foreign and Security Policy discuss situation at eastern border, security in society and Finland’s participation in international crisis management

Government Communications Department
Publication date 8.12.2023 12.21 | Published in English on 8.12.2023 at 13.44
Press release 560/2023
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In their meeting on Friday 8 December, the President of the Republic and the Ministerial Committee on Foreign and Security Policy discussed Finland’s participation in international crisis management.

Finland currently has approximately 450 soldiers participating in ten military crisis management operations within the framework of the UN, the EU, NATO and the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS.

The President of the Republic and the Ministerial Committee on Foreign and Security Policy were presented with the Security Committee’s annual report on the security of society. In addition, the President and the Ministerial Committee discussed the preparations for a new Government Report on Finnish Foreign and Security Policy.

The President and the Ministerial Committee also received an update on the border security situation at Finland’s eastern border.

Inquiries: Petri Hakkarainen, Director General, tel. +358 295 351 130, Ministry for Foreign Affairs; Petteri Korvala, Secretary General, tel. +358 295 140 700, Security Committee; Kirsi Pimiä, Permanent Secretary, tel. +358 295 488 203, Ministry of the Interior