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Secretary General makes first visit to Helsinki since Finland joined NATO, welcomes strong support to Ukraine

Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg met with President Alexander Stubb in Helsinki on Thursday (6 June 2024), in his first visit since Finland joined NATO.
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NATO Military Committee visits Finland

From 27 to 29 May, the NATO Military Committee visited Rovaniemi in Finland. The visit was hosted by the Chief of Defence Command Finland, Lieutenant General Vesa Virtanen.
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NATO Transport Group meets in Finland to discuss enhancing transport resilience

Delegates from Allied nations met in Tampere, Finland from 21 to 24 May 2024 to discuss enhancing resilience through civil preparedness – key to NATO’s deterrence and defence.
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NATO Secretary General: Finland takes security and defence seriously

Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed Finnish President Alexander Stubb to NATO Headquarters on Wednesday (10 April 2024), just days after Finland celebrated the first anniversary of its accession to the Alliance.
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Sniper Activity – NATO Allies and partners spar at the European Best Sniper Team Competition

The European Best Sniper Team Competition pits 45 teams of sharpshooters from many NATO Allies and partners against each other for seven days of gruelling and stressful tests of skill. In 2023, NATO’s newest Ally Finland triumphed. For those familiar with Finnish history, this comes as no surprise.
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Symposium in Finland brings industry and experts together to strengthen NATO’s responses to hybrid threats

Allied experts and representatives met with industry at the NATO Hybrid Symposium in Helsinki, Finland to address the challenges posed by adversarial use of hybrid tools (12-13 December 2023). At the two-day event, members of NATO’s Counter Hybrid Support Teams (CHST) convened for a training session, boosting the Alliance’s ability to respond to challenges and strengthening cooperation in the hybrid community. The Symposium also had a session with private sector representatives, to look at further collaboration between NATO and the private sector.
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Finland joins NATO as 31st Ally

Finland became NATO’s newest member today (4 April 2023), upon depositing its instrument of accession to the North Atlantic Treaty with the United States at NATO Headquarters in Brussels. NATO Allies signed Finland’s Accession Protocol on 5 July 2022, after which all 30 national parliaments voted to ratify the country’s membership.
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Finland to join NATO as Allied Foreign Ministers meet

Finland will become the 31st member of NATO on Tuesday (4 April 2023), immediately preceding a two-day meeting of Allied Foreign Ministers. Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed Finland’s imminent accession, saying: “It will be a good day for Finland’s security, for Nordic security and for NATO as a whole.”
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Secretary General welcomes progress on Finland’s road to NATO membership

Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed Finnish Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto and Defence Minister Antti Kaikkonen to NATO Headquarters on Monday (20 March 2023) for talks on Finland’s progress toward membership in the Alliance.
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NATO Secretary General hosts meeting of senior officials from Türkiye, Finland and Sweden

On Thursday (9 March 2023), NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg convened representatives from the governments of Türkiye, Finland and Sweden - the parties to the Permanent Joint Mechanism established by the Trilateral Memorandum signed in Madrid on the margins of the 2022 NATO Summit. This was the third such meeting of the Permanent Joint Mechanism since its creation last year.

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