Government of Finland

08/13/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 08/13/2019 06:17

Deputy Prime Minister of North Macedonia Osmani to visit Finland

Government Communications Department
Press release 399/2019
13.8.2019

Deputy Prime Minister of North Macedonia in charge of European Affairs Bujar Osmani will visit Finland on 15 August 2019. During the visit he will meet Minister for European Affairs Tytti Tuppurainen and Minister for Foreign Affairs Pekka Haavisto. The main topic for the visit is North Macedonia's EU integration process.

Last year North Macedonia and Greece reached an agreement on the nearly 30-year dispute over the name of the country. The EU Member States are to decide in October whether accession negotiations will be opened with North Macedonia and Albania. The ministers will also discuss other topical issues, including Finland's Presidency of the Council of the EU and the situation in the West Balkan region.

Inquiries: Matti Niemi, Special Adviser, tel. +358 45 679 1717, (Minister for European Affairs); Miia Rainne, Diplomatic Adviser, tel. +358 295 351 421 and Keijo Karjalainen, Counsellor, tel. +358 295 352 030 (Minister for Foreign Affairs)