Finnish FM: Defence deal of Finland with Israel vs its stance on Gaza | Talk to Al Jazeera

Nov 25, 2023 #Aljazeeraenglish #News
As the easternmost European Union member, Finland, historically neutral, pivots towards NATO in response t
Nov 25, 2023 #Aljazeeraenglish #News
As the easternmost European Union member, Finland, historically neutral, pivots towards NATO in response to Russia’s Ukraine invasion, new geopolitical challenges arise: increased Russian espionage, cyberattacks and potential election interference, the Finnish government says.

Additionally, a surge of asylum seekers, allegedly directed by Russia, strains stability.

Amid these tensions, Finland’s $345m Israeli defence deal, which many see as conflicting with its stance on Gaza, sparks debate.

Discussing these complex issues, Finnish Foreign Minister Elina Valtonen talks to Al Jazeera.

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