On 27 February, Foreign Minister Erkki Tuomioja will participate in a Transatlantic Dinner hosted by Italian Foreign Affairs Minister Giulio Terzi with the new United States Secretary of State John Kerry as a guest. In addition to European foreign ministers, the dinner will be attended by the Turkish foreign minister and Anders Fogh Rasmussen, Secretary General of NATO.
The topics of discussion over dinner will include Afghanistan, Syria, the situation in the Sahel region and Iran.
Additional information: Katja Pehrman, Chief of Cabinet to Foreign Minister Tuomioja, tel. +358 40 181 9257; Anette Parviainen, temporary project assistant, tel. +358 40 195 6852; and Ari Mäki, Embassy of Finland, Rome, tel. + 39 338 8054 519