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Finland and the United States advancing Partnership in Crisis Management and Defence
President of the Republic of Finland and Ministerial Committee on Foreign and Security Policy discuss Finland’s participation in crisis management and defence cooperation between Finland and the United States. Announced by the MFA of Finland on September 26,2016
Finland will continue its active participation in international crisis management. It currently has roughly 500 soldiers taking part in 13 military crisis management operations and around 100 experts involved in 20 civilian crisis management operations.
Finland ‘s largest contribution is in the UNIFIL operation in Lebanon, where participation has been strengthened and extended as part of Finland’s response to the request for aid and assistance submitted by France following the terrorist attacks in Paris in November 2015.
The meeting also discussed defence cooperation between Finland and the United States, where a statement of intent for defence cooperation is under preparation between the two countries’ respective defence ministries. Sweden and the United States signed a similar statement of intent in June 2016. The President and the Ministerial Committee also addressed the serious concerns about the humanitarian situation in Aleppo. © MFA of Finland, September 26, 2016
Additional: Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work met with Nordic, Baltic State Officials in Stockholm, April 2016
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Finland will provide more service to the Conscripts in its Armed-Forces
The agreement between Finnish Defence Forces and the Railway Corporation was reached in November 2015, and on June the 2nd 2016 the implementation of the plan was singed.
Such a significant and positive measure has to be considered also in the U.S and the entire Europe– as a way of honouring the service and ….. dedications of our Heroes in U.S-European Armed-Forces.
The Press release by the Finnish Defence Forces reads:
“From now on, Conscripts will be able to reserve seats free of charge on long-distance trains. It is also still possible for those in furlough Uniform to travel without a reserved seat by displaying their Conscript card.”
“Trains are a favoured mode of transport among conscripts, and we want to further encourage them to make use of this safe and environmentally friendly travel option. The new seat reservation service improves Conscripts’ travel comfort significantly and offers them the opportunity to relax either on their journey home or their journey back to the Garrison.” Stated Maisa Romanainen, Senior Vice President for VR Passenger Services. June 2, 2016 © Finnish Defence Forces view the Press Release
Finland’s Leadership in the Baltic Sea Region
Minister Kristian Jensen for Foreign Affairs of Denmark, Minister Børge Brende for Foreign Affairs of Norway, Minister Timo Soini for Foreign Affairs of Finland. May 3, 2016 © Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland
The Nordic countries are working together to ensure stability and welfare in an effort to co-ordinate our development co-operation, promote free trade and to participate together in International Crisis Management and Peacekeeping Missions. The Nordic perspective in all these issues involves a concentrated focus on Democracy, Human Rights and the Rule of Law. May 3, 2016 © Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland Continue to read
Finnish Armed-Forces the Knights of the Europe in every frontiers
For Maximizing Security in Europe and Peace in the World
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The Minister of Defence of Finland, Jussi Niinistö, travelled to Lebanon, 13-15 January, and visited Finland’s Armed-Forces deployed in the UNIFIL Peacekeeping Mission and the Finish Crisis Management Force in the UNNIFIL Headquarters. Finland is one of the major contributors to the UN Peacekeeping Forces in various Deployments, and in UNIFIL since 2006.
Simultaneously Finland is one of the leading Country in Europe that Deploys Crisis Management Force, for various International Conflicts and Emergencies.
On the Law-Enforcement front, Finland has been also one of the largest Contributors and the Head of the European Union Police Mission EUPOL, in Afghanistan since 2010.
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