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Foreign Minister Tuomioja to the EU Foreign Affairs Council meeting and to Morocco

Press Release 39/2015
6 February 2015

The Foreign Affairs Council of the European Union will meet in Brussels on 9 February

The Foreign Affairs Council of the European Union will meet in Brussels on 9 February. Foreign Minister  Erkki  Tuomioja  will represent Finland at the meeting.

The meeting agenda includes Libya, Yemen, Syria and Iraq, the fight against terrorism, as well as topical issues about Africa. The situation in Ukraine will also be discussed.

Additional information: European Correspondent Tarja Fernández, mobile tel. +358 40 590 9855; and Tarja Kantola, Special Adviser to Foreign Minister Tuomioja, mobile tel. +358 40 590 4119.

Visit to Morocco on 9–11 February

Foreign Minister Tuomioja will have bilateral talks with Moroccan Foreign Minister  Salaheddine Mezouar  in Rabat. The topics for discussion include, among others, international issues, the situation in North Africa and areas of cooperation between our countries. In connection with their meeting, the Foreign Ministers will sign a Memorandum of Understanding on regular political consultations.

The Foreign Minister will also meet with Prime Minister  Abdelilah Benkikrane,  Taieb  Fassi  Fihri , advisor to the King, and the Presidents of Morocco’s bicameral Parliament,  Rachid  Talbi  Alami  and  Mohamed  Cheikh  Biadillah. Foreign Minister Tuomioja and  Driss  El  Yazami, Chairman of the National Human Rights Council of Morocco, will discuss the evolution of the human rights situation in Morocco and social reforms.

Regular high-level discussions in both the political sector and the economic sector have recently been held between Finland and Morocco.

Additional information: Tarja Kantola, Special Adviser to Foreign Minister Tuomioja, mobile tel. +358 40 590 4119

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