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Secretary General: NATO, Finland and Sweden share the same security interests

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg visited Finland with ambassadors of the North Atlantic Council on Monday (25 October 2021), underlining the close partnership between NATO and Finland. Addressing media after his meeting with President Sauli Niinistö, Mr Stoltenberg said that NATO and Finland cooperate closely on security in the Baltic Sea region and in the High North. “Together, we make the Euro-Atlantic region more secure and more stable, including through NATO's enhanced forward presence in the Baltic region, our air policing mission, and of course, Finland’s commitment to its national defence”, he said.
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Secretary General welcomes NATO’s close cooperation with Finland

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and ambassadors of the North Atlantic Council met with Finnish President Sauli Niinistö in Helsinki on Monday (25 October 2021) at the start of a three-day visit to Finland and Sweden.
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NATO Deputy Secretary General and Allies exchange views with the Finnish Foreign Minister

NATO Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoană welcomed Finnish Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto to NATO Headquarters today (24 February 2021) to discuss common security issues and opportunities for further cooperation. The Finnish Foreign Minister also took part in a meeting of the North Atlantic Council.
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NATO Secretary General meets Finnish Foreign Minister

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed Finnish Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto to NATO Headquarters for the first time on Monday (21 September). The Secretary General praised the close partnership between NATO and Finland, and thanked the minister for Finland’s contributions to NATO operations and exercises. He noted that NATO and Finnish troops continue to work side by side in NATO missions in Afghanistan, Kosovo and Iraq.
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NATO Deputy Secretary General discusses climate change and defence in Helsinki

NATO Deputy Secretary General Rose Gottemoeller visited Helsinki on Thursday (29 August 2019) to participate in an informal meeting of EU Defence Ministers. At a working session on climate change and defence, the Deputy Secretary General noted that climate change affects the security of Allied and partner nations. She outlined five ways in which NATO is tackling climate change – through strategic analysis; support for scientific cooperation; enhancing energy efficiency and environmental protection in the military; building resilience to natural disasters; and capability planning.
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Director General of the NATO International Military Staff visits Finland

Lieutenant General Jan Broeks, Director General of the NATO International Military Staff (DGIMS), visited Finland on 22-24 November. During his visit, DGIMS met with General Jarmo Lindberg, Chief of Defence of Finland and other high-level military officials of all services of the Finish Armed Forces, and visited the European Centre of Excellence for Countering Hybrid Threats.
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Secretary General participates in Hybrid Centre of Excellence inauguration with Finnish leaders and EU High Representative

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, together with European Union High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission, Ms Federica Mogherini, are in Helsinki, Finland today (2 October) to attend the inauguration of the Centre of Excellence for Countering Hybrid Threats. They are attending as guests of Finland’s President Sauli Niinisto and Prime Minister Juha Sipilä.
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Deputy Chairman of the NATO Military Committee visits Finland

Lieutenant General Steven M. Shepro, Deputy Chairman of the NATO Military Committee (DCMC) visited Finland on 28-29 August 2017. During his visit, Lieutenant General Steven M. Shepro attended the 4th Helsinki Summer Session and visited the European Centre of Excellence for Countering Hybrid Threats.
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Finland hosts annual NATO conference on proliferation challenges

More than 100 high-level officials and experts from over 50 countries and international organisations met in Helsinki from 29 to 30 May 2017 to discuss multilateral non-proliferation regimes and initiatives in view of a changing security environment. They also addressed regional proliferation challenges in the Middle East and in Asia, as well as NATO’s policies and other international organisations’ efforts in the area of Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) arms control and disarmament.
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NATO welcomes opening of European Centre for Countering Hybrid Threats

Several NATO Allies and European Union members came together in Helsinki on Tuesday (11 April 2017), formally agreeing to establish a European Centre of Excellence for Countering Hybrid Threats in the Finnish capital. At a ceremony attended by Finnish Foreign Minister Timo Soini, officials from NATO and the European Union welcomed the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding for the Centre, which will open later in 2017.

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