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Prime Minister Marin to visit Rome

Government Communications Department
Publication date 16.5.2022 15.15 | Published in English on 16.5.2022 at 15.38
Press release 314/2022

On Wednesday 18 May, Prime Minister Sanna Marin will meet with Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi in Rome.

Topics on the agenda for their bilateral meeting include Russia’s war of aggression in Ukraine, the changed security situation in Europe, ways to reduce Europe’s dependence on Russian energy, the EU’s strategic autonomy, Finland and NATO, and the special meeting of the European Council to be held at the end of May. The prime ministers will also discuss ways to accelerate economic and trade cooperation between Finland and Italy. 

This will be the first bilateral meeting between Prime Minister Marin and Prime Minister Draghi. It is taking place at the invitation of the Italian Prime Minister.

During her visit, Prime Minister Marin will also meet with two former Italian prime ministers: leader of the Five Star Movement Giuseppe Corte and Democratic Party leader Enrico Letta. Both of their parties are part of the current government. 

Inquiries: Jari Luoto, State Under-Secretary for European Affairs, tel. +358 50 468 5949, Tuulia Pitkänen, Special Adviser (EU Affairs), tel. +358 295 160 231, and Anne Sjöholm, Head of Communications for EU Affairs, tel. +358 40 537 0733, Prime Minister’s Office