Minister for Foreign Affairs Timo Soini believes that Finland will do fine despite Donald Trump’s election as President of the United States and that the country should continue current foreign and security policies. Former Finnish PM Alexander Stubb wrote earlier in a column in the Financial Times that he was worried Mr Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin would « neutralise » Finland’s and Sweden’s NATO option and create a security policy vacuum in Northern Europe. Mr Soini says that he does not believe this scenario and that he is confident that the US, NATO and the EU all understand how important good transatlantic relations are.
Journalist: Tiina Saari
Main source: Minister for Foreign Affairs Timo Soini