« When there is a fire next door, you just go and help »

President Sauli Niinistö attended a ceremony commemorating the efforts of Swedish volunteers figthing on the Finnish side in the Winter War in Stockholm on 13 March. Discussion about helping one’s neighbour has again been lively in recent times as Finland and Sweden are moving towards closer cooperation in defence issues. Mr Niinistö states that both countries currently have a strong will for cooperation in security policies and possibly even in defence policies where development has been quite fast. He states that there is a sense of affinity between the two countries.

Media:  Helsingin Sanomat (E-edition, PDF)
Date: 14.3.2017
Journalist: Elina Kervinen
Main source: President Sauli Niinistö

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