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Finland to show its "most significant weapon systems" to OSCE countries

An international visit has been organized to Lapland Air Command and Jaeger Brigade. Invitations have been sent to 56 countries, including the Russian Federation and other former Soviet republics.
A Finnish Hornet fighter in an air refueling exercise. Photo: @FinnishAirForce/Ilmavoimat.
A Finnish Hornet fighter in an air refueling exercise. Photo: @FinnishAirForce/Ilmavoimat.

Finland will organize an international visit to Lapland Air Command and Jaeger Brigade on 11 to 15 May 2020, informed the Ministry for Foreign Affairs.

An invitation will be sent to all participating States of the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), a total of 56 countries, including the United States, the Russian Federation and other former Soviet republics.

Based on the OSCE's Vienna document on confidence and security-building measures, the visit will promote openness and transparency, as countries will have the opportunity to familiarize themselves with military sites and, for example, Finnish military service.

In accordance with the obligations of the Vienna document, Finland will also present its "most significant and recent weapon systems," the Finnish Government says. The previous similar base visit to Finland took place in 2015, when Karelia Air Command and Karelia Brigade were visited.

The final document of the Conference on Security and Co-operation in Europe was signed in Helsinki in 1975, and the OSCE arms control agreements and the related practical measures are based on the principles and commitments of 1975.

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