Carl Bildt visits Helsinki

Sweden's Minister of Foreign Affairs Carl Bildt and the President of Finland Tarja Halonen meeting in Helsinki

Minister for Foreign Affairs Carl Bildt visited Helsinki on 29-30 October. On Sunday he took part in the opening of the Baltic Development Forum (BDF) annual summit, where Finland’s President Tarja Halonen gave an opening address. Afterwards there was a reception at the Helsinki City Hallhosted by the Mayor.

On Monday Carl Bildt lunched separately with his Finnish colleague Erkki Tuomioja, where the topics discussed included the EU, Serbia/Kosovo and the Middle East. Mr Bildt also met President Halonen at her residence.

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