Minister for Foreign Affairs Timo Soini commented on the UN General Assembly at a press conference and stated that there is plenty of work to do in peace mediation in which Finland has a good reputation and strong demand. Mr. Soini says Finland can profile in mediation because it has traditionally emphasised e.g. peacekeeping and girls’ education. The minister also commented on US President Donald Trump’s speech an views on North Korea and hoped that reason would eventually win. He points out that the issue goes beyond the United States and North Korea because of the security threat to Japan and nuclear weapons in general.
Media: YLE Uutiset
Journalist: Erja Tuomaala
Main source: Minister for Foreign Affairs Timo Soini