Minister for Foreign Affairs Timo Soini says the recent Nato report ordered by the Swedish government is a reminder that Swedish solutions are carefully monitored also in Finland, as the countries share a security environment. Mr Soini is not sorry that the report does not tie together Sweden’s and Finland’s possible Nato membership like the Finnish Nato report did and points out that both countries would make their decisions independently. Mr Soini also commented on the report’s view that an intensification of the defence cooperation between Sweden and Finland would also include risks for Sweden. Mr Soini does not see any major risks for Finland, and he emphasises the importance of cooperation in training.
Media: YLE Uutiset
Journalist: Kimmo Henriksson
Main source: Minister for Foreign Affairs Timo Soini