The U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense Robert Work Will Sign an Agreement on Defense Cooperation Between Finland and the U.S. in Helsinki on Friday

Deputy Secretary of Defense Robert O. Work speaking at the Pentagon in March 2016. Picture: DoD News

Deputy Secretary of Defense Robert O. Work speaking at the Pentagon in March 2016. Picture: DoD News

The U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense Robert Work visits Helsinki on October 6-7.

In connection with Work’s visit, the U.S., Nordic and Baltic permanent/state secretaries or deputy ministers will meet on Friday to discuss security issues in Northern Europe, regional and transatlantic defense cooperation, and topical questions relating to the coalition against ISIS.

The previous similar meeting between the United States and Nordic and Baltic countries was held in Stockholm, Sweden in April 2016.

Finland will also host a meeting between the United States, Finland and Sweden to discuss cooperation between the countries.

At the negotiations, a Statement of Intent on bilateral defense cooperation between Finland and the United States is to be signed by the Finnish Minister of Defence Jussi Niinistö and Mr. Work.

Work will also meet with President Sauli Niinistö.