Relations with Finland

  • Last updated: 10 Oct. 2018 15:10

NATO and Finland actively cooperate in peace-support operations and have developed practical cooperation in many other areas. An important priority is to develop interoperable capabilities, maintaining the ability of the Finnish armed forces to work with those of NATO and other partner countries in multinational peace-support operations.

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and Sauli Niinistö, President of Finland



  • Finnish cooperation with NATO is based on its longstanding policy of military non-alignment and a firm national political consensus.
  • Cooperation began when Finland joined the Partnership for Peace (PfP) programme in 1994 and the Euro-Atlantic