Press Releases 2007

09.02.2007 10:24

Minister of Defence participates in the Munich conference

Minister of Defence Seppo Kääriäinen will participate in the 43rd Munich conference on security policy scheduled from 9 to11 February 2007. Key issues of the conference are e.g. the peace process in the Middle East, international terrorism and the role of the EU in the context of Defence and Security policy.

The participants this year include e.g. Russian President Vladimir Putin, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, United States Secretary of Defence Robert Gates, Nato Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer and the European Union High Representative Javier Solana.

Minister of Defence Kääriäinen will also have bilateral meetings with Slovenian Minister of Defence Karl Viktor Erjavec and Macedonian Minister of Defence Lazar Elenovski.

Javier Solana will be awarded the conference peace medal, Peace through Dialogue. In 2006 the medal was awarded to US Senator John McCain.

For further information, please contact Aide-de-Camp Karri Heikinheimo (tel. +358 9 160 88145 or +358 40 501 0108) or Information Officer Thomas Sund (tel. +358 9 160 88273 or +358 50 461 8683.)

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