Press release 125/2017
30 June 2017
Minister for Foreign Affairs Timo Soini will visit Ireland on 3–5 July and hold bilateral discussions with Ireland’s new Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Simon Coveney on Monday 3 July.
The Ministers will discuss the development of their countries’ bilateral relations, Brexit, the future of the European Union, and matters related to the EU’s Common Foreign and Security Policy. Transatlantic relations and relations with Russia will also be on the meeting’s agenda.
During the visit, Minister Soini will speak at the Irish Institute of International and European Affairs (IIAE). The programme also includes a visit to the border area between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland and meetings in the Irish Parliament (Oireachtas).
The previous bilateral visit by a Finnish foreign minister to Ireland took place in 2008.
Inquiries: Raili Lahnalampi, Chief of Cabinet, Office of the Minister for Foreign Affairs, tel. +358 50 550 7546 and Liisa Talonpoika, Director General of the Department for Europe, tel. +358 40 8201 285.
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