Press Releases 2016
Statement of Intent on bilateral defence cooperation between Finland and US
Today, on Friday 7 October, a Statement of Intent on bilateral defence cooperation between Finland and the United States was signed by the Finnish Minister of Defence Jussi Niinistö and US Deputy Secretary of Defence Robert Work at the Finlandia Hall.
The Statement of Intent aims to deepen the bilateral defence cooperation and engage in this on a more regular and diverse basis. It is a general working document that is not legally binding on the parties and it contains no defence commitments between the countries. The implementation of the Statement of Intent is to be reviewed on a regular basis.
Cooperation will be strengthened in defence policy, exchange of information, reinforcing capabilities, preparedness and liaison, education and training, defence materials, research and development, evaluations, and international operations.
The full text of the Statement of Intent is available on the website of the Ministry of Defence at www.defmin.fi/SOI.
Inquiries on the Statement of Intent: Janne Kuusela, Director General, tel. +358 295 140 300, email@example.com.
Requests for comment by Minister Niinistö: Sami Jaakkola, Aid-de-Camp to the Minister of Defence, tel. +358 295 140 102, firstname.lastname@example.org.