Uutinen 16.9.2008

Foreign Minister Stubb to participate in EU-Central Asia Ministerial Forum in Paris

Press release 340/2008
16 September, 2008

Foreign Minister Alexander Stubb will participate on Thursday 18 September in the meeting between the European Union and Central Asian countries, organised by the French Presidency of the EU, addressing especially the issue of security in Central Asia. Strengthening the role of the European Union in solution of security issues and enhancing the border security in Central Asia are part of the Union Strategy for Central Asia adopted by the EU in June 2007.

The foreign ministers of the EU states and Central Asian countries have been invited to the meeting. Minister Stubb will address the opening session of the meeting in his role as the OSCE Chairman-in-Office.

Media representatives are welcome to the press conference to be held on the premises of the Finnish Embassy in Paris, at 1, place de Finlande, on Thursday 18 September at 12:30.

Further information: Advisor to the Minister Mikko Hautala, tel. +358 40 834 6758, Director Tuula Yrjölä, tel. +358 40 740 9213, and Press Attaché Christian Sundgren, Finnish Embassy in Paris, tel. +33 6 1027 8554