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Blinken due in Helsinki on June 2

Published : 26 May 2023, 20:11

Updated : 26 May 2023, 21:31

  DF Report
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken. File Photo: Xinhua by Zheng Huansong.

United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken will visit in Finland on 2 June, said the Ministry for Foreign Affairs in a press release on Friday.

Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto will hold a meeting with Blinken during his stay in Finland.

Haavisto and Blinken will discuss topical foreign and security policy questions, Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine, long-term support to Ukraine and current NATO matters.

“The United States is a key ally for Finland. This visit is a testament to the solid foundation of our bilateral relationship. In the current security situation, deepening our dialogue with the United States is important. It is a great pleasure for me to welcome Secretary of State Blinken to Finland and to continue our discussions,” Haavisto said.

“I’m looking forward to my travel to Luleå, Oslo, and Helsinki this week to co-chair the U.S.-EU Trade and Technology Council and attend the NATO informal foreign ministers' meeting, as well as to meet with our Allies and partners to discuss important bilateral issues,” Blinken wrote in a twitter post on Friday.

Blinken will also meet Prime Minister Sanna Marin during his visit, the Foreign Ministry press release added.