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Foreign Minister Kanerva to visit Portugal

Press release 113/2007
4 June 2007

Foreign Minister Ilkka Kanerva will visit Portugal on 6–7 June and will have talks in Lisbon with his colleague Luís Amado, the Foreign Minister of Portugal. The main topics of discussion with Portugal, the next country to hold the EU Presidency, are the major issues on the EU agenda: the Constitutional Treaty, Kosovo, the Middle East, relations with Russia, and energy and climate policy.

Of the priorities set for the Portuguese Presidency, which will begin in July, the EU–Africa Summit will also be discussed.

Foreign Minister Kanerva’s agenda in Lisbon will also include a meeting with Luís Marques Mendes, leader of the opposition party PSD.

Additional information: Project Assistant Satu Salmela, Unit for Western Europe, tel. +358 9 1605 5095; Jori Arvonen, Senior Adviser to the Minister for Foreign Affairs, mobile tel. +358 50 553 6117; and Juha Kirstilä, Press Attaché to the Minister for Foreign Affairs, tel. +358 9 1605 5012



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