Finland and NATO are Fortifying the Partnership

President Sauli Niinistö visit to NATO headquarters on November 9th– was a new step forward to strengthen NATO-Finland relations.  

 Described by Secretary General Stoltenberg the new measures will be the expansion in the fields of:

  • Information exchanges on hybrid warfare,
  • Coordinating exercises,
  • Developing joint situational awareness.

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomes the President of the Republic of Finland, Sauli Niinisto at NATO headquarters




President Sauli Niinistö of the Republic of Finland during  his meeting with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg.  NATO headquarters, Brussels, November 9, 2016 © NATO

On the importance of Finland in NATO Secretary General Stoltenberg  stated: 

This is of great importance both for Finland and for NATO because we share the same values and we face the same security challenges.  NATO and Finnish troops have worked side by side as I said in many different operations and missions.   And we have been able to develop a very close partnership on a range of different issues including planning for civil emergencies, and security in the Baltic Sea region.                                                                                                                                                                         We are now expanding our cooperation when it comes to information exchanges on hybrid warfare, coordinating exercises, and developing joint situational awareness.  All of this will allow Finland and NATO to address common threats more effectively.”  November 9, 2016 © NATO

  1. Additional: Joint press  point of NATO Secretary General with Presidnet Sauli Niinistö of the Republic of Finland
  2. Finland and the United States advancing Partnership in Crisis Management and Defence

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