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Foreign ministers of Sweden and Norway to visit Finland

Norway's Minister will present a work of art which is an official gift from Norway to mark the 100th anniversary of Finland's independence.
The Finnish Minister for Foreign Affairs, Pekka Haavisto. Photo: Lauri Heikkinen/Finnish Government.

The Ministers for Foreign Affairs of Sweden, Ann Linde, and Norway, Ine Eriksen Søreide will visit Finland on 5-6 February, informed the Finnish Government in a press release.

The two ministers will attend the Hanalys seminar on foreign and security policy at Hanaholmen on 6 February.

Hanalys is a national and international high-level political seminar organised at the Swedish-Finnish Cultural Centre Hanaholmen. This year, the focus will be on the multilateral system and its promotion.

During the day, the foreign ministers of Finland, Sweden and Norway will have a joint meeting to discuss topical international issues, such as the Middle East and mediation.

A gift from Norway to Finland

“I am very pleased with this event, which combines important discussions on international issues and cooperation with our neighbours Sweden and Norway,” says Minister for Foreign Affairs Pekka Haavisto.

On 5 February, Norway’s Minister for Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Søreide will present Minister for Foreign Affairs Haavisto a work of art as a gift from Norway to Finland.

The work of art ΔT [ Delta T ] by the artist Børre Sæthren is an official gift that Norway decided to give Finland in 2017 to mark the 100th anniversary of Finland’s independence.

Foreign ministers of Sweden and Norway to visit Finland