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Prime Minister Marin meets with French President Macron in Paris

Government Communications Department
Publication date 1.7.2021 19.00 | Published in English on 2.7.2021 at 9.03
Press release 428/2021
Photo: Nikolai Jakobsen

Prime Minister Sanna Marin met with French President Emmanuel Macron at the Élysée Palace in Paris on Thursday 1 July.

During their meeting, Prime Minister Marin and President Macron discussed bilateral relations between Finland and France, the situation with regard to the COVID-19 pandemic, the EU’s green and digital transition, and migration. They also addressed the EU’s relations with Russia and other international issues, such as promoting gender equality. On the previous day of her visit, Prime Minister Marin attended the high-level Generation Equality Forum organised jointly by France, Mexico and the UN.    
Bilateral relations between Finland and France are close. The countries share similar views on many of the key issues at stake in the EU. There has been an increase in trade between France and Finland, and France has been one of Finland’s ten most important trading partners in recent years. France is also one of the countries that has offered to sell fighter jets to Finland.
Inquiries: Lauri Voionmaa, Special Adviser (International Affairs), tel. +358 295 160 306 and Pirita Ruokonen, Special Adviser, tel. +358 295 160 091, Prime Minister’s Office

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