Press Release – United States Grant to the European Center of Excellence for Countering Hybrid Threats (December 12, 2018)

The U.S. Embassy in Helsinki, with support from the Department of State’s Global Engagement Center, has provided a $500,000 grant to the European Center of Excellence for Countering Hybrid Threats (Hybrid CoE) to support its work to increase preparedness, build resilience, and defend against hostile state influence activities.  The grant will help partner states to ...
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On the Occasion of Eid al-Fitr (June 14, 2018)

Press Statement by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo On behalf of the U.S. Department of State, I extend my best wishes to our Muslim friends and partners celebrating Eid al-Fitr. This holiday marks the end of Ramadan, a month of fasting, charity, compassion, and reflection. Eid al-Fitr reminds all of us in the United States ...
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Annual Observance of International Women’s Day (March 8, 2018)

Press Statement Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson Washington, DC March 8, 2018 As we commemorate International Women’s Day on March 8th, the United States renews our steadfast commitment to addressing inequalities between women and men at home and abroad and reaffirms the importance of advancing the status of women and girls globally. We will continue ...
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Press Statement by Secretary Tillerson on Finland’s National Day (December 6, 2017)

On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I wish all the best for the people of Finland as you celebrate the 100th anniversary of your independence. The United States and Finland share a deep bond rooted in a mutual commitment to democratic institutions, regional security, and human rights. Finland is a ...
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“Relations between Finland and the United States have never been stronger” (November 6-7, 2017)

U.S. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis congratulated Finland on its 100 years of independence and praised its contributions to democracy and global security during his November 6 – 7 trip to Helsinki. After meeting with President Sauli Niinistö on November 6, Mattis welcomed the “deepening bilateral and NATO defense partnership with Finland” and applauded the ...
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On Sanctions Legislation; Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson (July 29, 2017)

Press Statement Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Washington, DC July 29, 2017 The near unanimous votes for the sanctions legislation in Congress represent the strong will of the American people to see Russia take steps to improve relations with the United States. We hope that there will be cooperation between our two countries on major global ...
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