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Finnish Foreign Minister will visit Lithuania

Relations with Russia and the situation in the Baltic Sea Region will be on the agenda.
A view of Vilnius, Lithuania. Photo: Pixabay.
A view of the center of Vilnius, Lithuania. Photo: Pixabay.

Minister for Foreign Affairs Pekka Haavisto will be on an official visit to Vilnius on 28 October 2019. He will meet there with the Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis and hold discussions with Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius.

Besides bilateral issues, the two foreign ministers will review topical EU issues and Finland’s Presidency of the EU Council.

They will also look at regional issues, including the situation in the Baltic Sea region, relations with Russia and neighbourhood policy, and the transatlantic relations.

“I find cooperation in the Baltic Sea region most important. This region holds a key position in Finland’s foreign and security policy and also in terms of trade and economy, and environmental issues. I look forward to my talks with my Lithuanian colleague Linas Linkevičius on the future development of the EU,” says Pekka Haavisto.

Gender Equality

Minister Haavisto will also visit the Vilnius-based European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE).

“One of the key objectives of the human rights-based foreign and security policy of the Finnish Government is to promote equality and the rights of women and girls,” he notes.