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Prime Minister Marin meets with United States Senators

Government Communications Department
Publication date 16.5.2022 11.13 | Published in English on 16.5.2022 at 12.39
Press release 313/2022
Prime Minster Sanna Marin United States Senators Mitch McConnell, John Barrasso, Susan Collins and John Cornyn.

Today, on 16 May, Prime Minister Sanna Marin met with a delegation of United States Senators led by Republican Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.

The delegation also included Senators John Barrasso, Susan Collins and John Cornyn. The meeting took place in Parliament, where the Senators listened to the debate and met with Speaker of Parliament Matti Vanhanen. Minister of Defence Antti Kaikkonen also attended the meeting.

The meeting focused on Finland’s application for NATO membership, which has been proposed by the President of the Republic and the Government and is currently being discussed in Parliament based on the Government’s report. The changed security environment following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine was also an important topic of discussion.

The discussion highlighted how NATO membership would strengthen the security of Finland and the entire Alliance. 

Inquiries: Lauri Voionmaa, Special Adviser (International Affairs), tel. +358 50 421 0422, Prime Minister’s Office