Statement of Foreign Minister Timo Soini at the Press Conference with Minister for Foreign Affairs Stephanus Blok on 28th August 2018.
When facing current challenges of global politics, it is increasingly important to exchange views among close, like-minded friends such as the Netherlands. So, thank you for visiting Finland, Steph!
Finland and the Netherlands have common views on a large number of European and global issues and we enjoy excellent relations also bilaterally.
Today we discussed a broad range of issues, such as Brexit, European security and transatlantic relations. We also exchanged some views about the upcoming Finnish EU presidency and MFF.
We want Europe to go forward with structured manner even when the brexit comes reality. We need a good deal.
We share a very similar analysis on challenges and remedies on the European security, transatlantic relations, Russia and Ukraine.
We need an active and unified foreign and security policy within the Europe. Finland supports efficient decision-making.