Minister for Foreign Affairs Pekka Haavisto to visit St Petersburg
Ministry for Foreign Affairs 4.2.2021 14.40PRESS RELEASE
On Monday 15 February, Minister for Foreign Affairs Pekka Haavisto will visit St Petersburg and have a meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.
The Foreign Ministers will discuss the situation of opposition politician Alexei Navalny, EU-Russia relations, the situation in Nagorno-Karabakh, Belarus and Ukraine, as well as arms control.
Ministers will also discuss regional cooperation in areas such as environmental protection and nuclear safety, and preparations for the upcoming Russian chairmanship of the Arctic Council and the upcoming Finnish chairmanship of the Barents Euro-Arctic Council. Discussions will also touch on bilateral issues.
During his visit, Foreign Minister Haavisto will meet representatives of civil society organisations too.