Uutinen 15.9.2010

Foreign Minister Stubb to attend the European Council meeting

Press Release 263/2010
15 September 2010

Minister for Foreign Affairs Alexander Stubb will participate in the European Council meeting to be held in Brussels on 16 September. At the level of Heads of State and Government, Finland will be represented by Prime Minister Mari Kiviniemi.

During the joint session in the morning, the Heads of State and Government and Foreign Ministers will discuss the Union’s external relations and the Union’s strategic partners. The discussion will focus on ways in which the EU could engage in activities more productively with its principal global partners. The main emphasis in the discussions will be on the development of cooperation with Asia and the G20.

At lunch, the Foreign Ministers will discuss topical foreign and security policy issues, such as the themes of the UN General Assembly week and Pakistan.

Additional information: Päivi Pohjanheimo, Adviser to the Minister for Foreign Affairs, tel. +358 9 1605 5332, mobile tel. +358 40 511 3786, and Sanni Grahn-Laasonen, Press Attaché to the Minister for Foreign Affairs, tel. +358 9 1605 5012, mobile tel. +358 40 732 8340, as well as Leena-Kaisa Mikkola, Head of Unit, tel. +358 9 1605 5026, and Tuula Svinhufvud, Head of Unit, tel. +358 9 1605 6546.