Press release 193/2012
31 August 2012
Head of the Palestinian Water Authority, Water Minister Shaddad Attili visits Finland on 31 August. Attili will meet with Minister for International Development Heidi Hautala and Foreign Minister Erkki Tuomioja. Discussion topics include water issues in the Palestinian Territories, water cooperation between Finland and the Palestinian National Authority and the general situation in the region.
Minister Attili's delegation includes Deputy Secretary General Rafiq Husseini of the Union for the Mediterranean, who is in charge of environmental matters.
Attili will also meet with Minister of Agriculture and Forestry Jari Koskinen.
Further information: Counsellor Riikka Eela, tel. +358 40 744 5718 Head of the Unit for the Middle East and North Africa Helena Tuuri, tel. +358 50 527 5409, Press Attaché to Minister Hautala Milma Kettunen, tel. 09 1605 6435, Advisor to Minister Tuomioja Krista Napola, tel. 040 590 7973