Niinistö and Stoltenberg discuss NATO offer at Kultaranta Talks

Gold Coast Talks, hosted by the President starts on Sunday in , southwestern Finland.

About 100 people from various walks of life have been invited to the annual Talks series, which is held annually at the President’s official summer residence.

The main guests are the Secretary General of and the of Norway Jonas Gahr Størewho took office last fall.

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Kultaranta has been the summer residence of Finnish presidents for 100 years.Roni Lehti / Lehtikuva

The theme of the ongoing discussions until Monday is "a responsible, strong and stable Nordic country ”. It will bring together policy makers, researchers and representatives of , industry, NGOs and the media.

A press conference on Sunday afternoon

and Stoltenberg will hold a joint press conference on Sunday at 4 p.m.

They will then join the opening discussion from 6:15 pm to 7:30 pm. It focuses on the war in Ukraine, the current security situation and Finland’s application for NATO membership, which has fallen behind due to Turkish demands.

On Monday morning, Støre will discuss Nordic security with the Speaker of Parliament (Cen) and the directors of the Swedish and Finnish Institute of International Affairs.

This will be followed by a security policy discussion in Finnish, in which the Commander of the Defense Forces will appear Timo KivinenMinister of Education (left), Chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs Jussi Halla-aho (Finns) and the chairman of the Defense Committee Petteri Orpo (NCP).

Yle broadcasts the main discussions, which are mainly in English, live on Yle TV1 and Yle Areena. They will also be available later through Yle Areena.

Source: The Nordic Page

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