Minister for Foreign Affairs — Finland
Timo Soini, Finnish Minister for Foreign Affairs, will address the Opening Session of the the 2016 Arctic Circle Assembly. 18. July 2016
Minister Soini's attendance comes two years after President Sauli Niinistö's own attendance in 2014.
Finland will Chair the Arctic Council 2017-2019, and Minister Soini's attendance comes two years after President Niinistö's keynote speech at the 2014 Arctic Circle Assembly about Finland's partnerships with other Arctic nations as well as non-Arctic states in the development of Northern economies for the benefit of Arctic peoples, the protection of Arctic environments, and the role of the Arctic in international climate diplomacy.
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