Foreign Minister Erkki Tuomioja will visit Oulu on 5 June. Minister Tuomioja will speak in the Finnish-Russian Arctic Partnership Seminar at the city hall.
Organised for the second time, the main theme of the Partnership Seminar is the North-East Passage. About 150 Russian and Finnish Arctic operators will attend the Seminar.
Foreign Minister Tuomioja will also meet with Artur Chilingarov, Special Representative of the President of the Russian Federation for Artic Issues and representatives of industry and commerce and Murmansk, Republic of Saha and Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug.
Further information: Ambassador Hannu Halinen, Arctic Affairs, Tel. +358 40 178 2053, Advisor to the Minister Veikko Kiljunen, tel. +358 40 351 9526