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MOSCOW, February 13 (Itar-Tass) —— The Finnish military delegation headed by Finnish Defence Minister Stefan Wallin will arrive on an official visit here on Monday.
“This will be the first visit to Russia for the Finnish defence minister in this capacity,” the press service of the Russian Defence Ministry reported on Sunday.
“On February 14, Russian and Finnish defence ministers will have negotiations in Moscow. Russian Defence Minister Anatoly Serdyukov and his Finnish counterpart will discuss the situation and the prospects for bilateral military cooperation, share the experience of the reforms in the armed forces of the countries and will discuss pressing problems to ensure regional and global security,” the press service reported. “On the same day the Finnish military delegation will visit the Military Academy of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces, where Stefan Wallin will give a lecture devoted to security in Europe and international military settlement of crises for the tutors and students of the academy,” the press service said.
“On February 15, the Finnish military delegation will visit an airborne regiment deployed in Ivanovo. The Finnish delegation will study combat training, conditions of service and life of Russian paratroopers, models of weapons and military hardware, which will be showed in action at training exercises,” the press service of the Russian Defence Ministry underlined.