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Foreign Minister Soini visits the USA

Press release 17/2016
26 January 2016 

Minister for Foreign Affairs Timo Soini will visit Washington DC on 1–4 February to discuss international security matters, such as Syria, Afghanistan and terrorism. Other topics of discussion will be the security situation in Europe, the Ukraine crisis, the refugee crisis and Arctic cooperation. Minister Soini will meet US foreign policy leadership, members of Congress, and representatives of think tanks. He will also visit the World Bank.

Minister Soini will speak at a roundtable event on Arctic issues organized at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). In addition, he will attend a National Prayer Breakfast, hosted by President Obama.

Inquiries: Raili Lahnalampi, Chief of Cabinet, Office of the Minister for Foreign Affairs, tel. +358 50 550 7546, and Anna Wickström-Noejgaard, Director, Unit for North America, tel. +358 40 849 3391

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