Minister for Foreign Affairs Timo Soini emphasised the role of international cooperation in fighting off threats in a speech at the National Safety Survey seminar in Helsinki on Tuesday. According to Mr Soini, Finland’s strategy is not isolation and the government actively seeks to utilise the possibilities offered by international cooperation to improve security. Mr Soini also referred to the refugee crisis, stating that Finland will take care of its responsibilities as part of the international community but that the country’s possibilities to offer asylum are limited. According to the Minister, Finland is not only morally obligated to give development aid and act as peace keepers and conflict solvers in crisis areas but it also benefits from these actions in the long term.
Journalist: Juha Ristamäki
Main source: Minister for Foreign Affairs Timo Soini