The meeting is intended to discuss the war in Ukraine and the security situation in Europe.
President Sauli Niinistö will travel to London to attend a JEF Leaders’ Summit on March 14–15 2022, the Finnish president’s office notes in a statement.
The meeting is intended to discuss the war in Ukraine and the security situation in Europe. The meeting is being held on the initiative of the British prime minister, Boris Johnson, and representatives from all ten countries involved in JEF defense cooperation have been invited. President Niinistö’s program also includes bilateral meetings.
JEF, or Joint Expeditionary Force, is a UK-led multilateral framework for defense cooperation formed by ten countries: in addition to the United Kingdom and Finland, the group includes the Netherlands, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Estonia.
The aim is to develop the military capabilities of the participating countries through joint exercises, prevent various crises and, if necessary, act together in crises.
JEF’s main operating environment is Northern Europe and the Baltic Sea region.
The JEF leaders last met by remote connection on February 25 this year.