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Official Visit of External Affairs Minister to Finland (September 19-21, 2019)

September 18, 2019

Dr. S. Jaishankar, Hon’ble External Affairs Minister (EAM) will pay an official visit to Finland from 19-21 September, 2019. This will be EAM’s maiden visit to Finland, after assuming charge as External Affairs Minister.

During the visit, EAM will have detailed discussions with Foreign Minister of Finland, H.E. Pekka Haavisto, on a broad spectrum of bilateral relations pursuant to meeting of the Prime Ministers of India and Finland in the margins of the India-Nordic Summit in April 2018 in Stockholm. EAM will call on H.E. Sauli Niinistö, President of Finland and H.E. Antti Rinne, Prime Minister of Finland. He will also meet Parliamentarians and will deliver a speech on "India and the World - Priorities of Indian Foreign Policy” at Finnish Institute of International Affairs.

EAM will also unveil the statue of Mahatma Gandhi in Finland. The statue has been gifted by the Indian Council for Cultural Relations, Government of India to the Government of Finland to commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi being celebrated globally.

The visit will contribute to the further strengthening of India-Finland ties.

New Delhi
September 18, 2019

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