Press Releases, 10/10/2008
Foreign Minister Stubb congratulates President Martti Ahtisaari on receiving the Nobel Peace Prize
Press release 383/2008
10 October, 2008
Foreign Minister Alexander Stubb, on behalf of the entire Ministry for Foreign Affairs, congratulates President Martti Ahtisaari for being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize on 10 October.
“This is a historic day for Finland. Today all of us, each and every Finn, are surely proud and happy for President Ahtisaari.
The Nobel Peace Prize awarded to President Ahtisaari is magnificent recognition for his life’s work in conflict solving and peace promotion. Ahtisaari’s efforts during the Namibian independence process and the Kosovo peace negotiations and in bringing the violence in Aceh, Indonesia to a halt have also helped to make Finland known internationally.
Through his own life’s work, Ahtisaari has shown how an influential person with a determined and unbending attitude can bring about concrete results and can give people hope of a better future.
In Martti Ahtisaari we have a true statesman and a world policy actor.”
Additional information: Juha Kirstilä, Press Attaché to the Minister for Foreign Affairs, mobile tel. +358 40 552 8200, and Jori Arvonen, Senior Adviser to the Minister for Foreign Affairs, mobile tel. +358 50 553 6117
- Statement by President of the Republic Tarja Halonen on the awarding the Nobel Peace Prize to President Martti Ahtisaari
- Prime Minister Matti Vanhanen’s congratulations to President Ahtisaari
- Webcast of the press conference by President Ahtisaari
- Crisis Management Initiative's press release