Press Releases 2018
French Minister for the Armed Forces Florence Parly to visit Finland
French Minister for the Armed Forces Florence Parly will make an official visit to Finland on 23 August 2018. The visit will be hosted by Minister of Defence Jussi Niinistö.
The ministers will discuss bilateral relations between the two countries, the security situation in the Baltic Sea region, materiel cooperation and current matters related to international cooperation. The agenda will also include the Finnish conscription system and crisis management cooperation, in particular the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL).
An inspection of the guard of honour and a wreath-laying ceremony at the Hietaniemi cemetery are also included in minister Parly’s programme. The FDrench minister is also to visit the European Centre of Excellence for Countering Hybrid Threats (HybridCoE).
During her visit, minister Parly is also scheduled to meet the President of the Republic Sauli Niinistö.
Inquiries: Director General Janne Kuusela, Ministry of Defence, tel. +358 295 140 300; Aid-de-Camp to the Minister of Defence Lari Pietiläinen, tel. +358 295 140 102; and Special Adviser Kristian Vakkuri on communications, tel. +358 295 140 123.