Prime Min­is­ter meets De­fense Min­is­ter of Fin­land

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Prime Min­is­ter Ranil Wick­remesinghe met the Fin­land’s Min­is­ter of De­fense Yussi Nin­isto at the De­fense Min­istry of­fice in Helsinki Tues­day morn­ing..

They dis­cussed how to im­prove the co­op­er­a­tion be­tween se­cu­rity forces in both coun­tries.

It was high­lighted that peace­ful and free move­ment of ships in the In­dian Ocean is strate­gi­cally im­por­tant to Sri Lanka, as well as the peace­ful en­vi­ron­ment of the Baltic sea will bring sta­bil­ity to Fin­land. They also dis­cussed on strate­gies to be adopted by Zonal lead­ers in se­cur­ing sta­bil­ity and the foun­da­tion of peace.

It was high­lighted that peace­ful and free move­ment of ships in the In­dian Ocean is strate­gi­cally im­por­tant to Sri Lanka, as well as the peace­ful en­vi­ron­ment of the Baltic sea will bring sta­bil­ity to Fin­land

As Sri Lanka and Fin­land are mil­i­tary wise in­de­pen­dent na­tions, spe­cial at­ten­tion was also drawn on strate­gies to be adopted in times of in­ter­nal and ex­ter­nal threats.

Views were also ex­pressed by the Fin­nish Am­bas­sador for South Asia Rauli Suikka­nen, spe­cial con­sul­tant for the Min­istry of De­fense Dr Juha Martelius, Mil­i­tary Con­sul­tant of the Min­istry of De­fense Colonel Pat­teri Jouko at the dis­cus­sions.

Sec­re­tary to the Prime Min­is­ter Sa­man Ekanayake, Sri Lankan Am­bas­sador to Fin­land Jayan­tha Pali­pane, ad­di­tional sec­re­tary to the Prime Min­is­ter Sa­man Athau­da­hetti, Con­sul Gen­eral for Fin­land in Sri Lanka As­roff Omar, and spe­cial as­sis­tant to the Prime Min­is­ter San­dra Per­era were present at this event.

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