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The strategic priorities of the Foreign Service

Foreign and security policy aims to strengthen Finland’s international position, to secure Finland’s independence and regional integrity as well as to improve the security and welfare of people in Finland. Taking note of global interdependencies, Finland promotes international stability, peace, democracy, human rights, the rule of law and equality.

The Ministry has defined the strategic priorities for its activities, to be advanced through cooperation between different policy sectors and different functions.

Read the whole text: pdfThe strategic priorities of the Foreign Service 2015 (pdf, 4 pages)

External economic relations, sustainable development and the common challenges faced by humankind

Finland promotes an open, rules-based free trade and global economy. The Foreign Service plays an important role in safeguarding the preconditions of Finnish enterprises for international operations. By promoting sustainable development worldwide, Finland bears global responsibility.

A modern and efficient Foreign Service

The active foreign policy safeguarding Finland’s security and well-being requires an effective Foreign Service whose expertise the entire state administration can rely on. The country’s own network of diplomatic missions is vital to Finland. The opportunities enabled by digitisation are utilized widely.

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