United States Mission to the United Nations
Office of Press and Public Diplomacy
For Immediate Release
September 19, 2022
Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield’s Meeting with Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto of Finland
The below is attributable to U.S. Mission to the United Nations Spokesperson Nate Evans:
Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield, U.S. Representative to the United Nations, met today with Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto of Finland. Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield expressed the United States’ strong support for Finland’s accession to NATO and congratulated Foreign Minister Haavisto on Finland’s rapid progress toward full membership.
Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield discussed the United States’ priorities for the 77th UN General Assembly, and thanked Finland for signing onto the U.S.-led Roadmap for Global Food Security – Call to Action. The two leaders also affirmed the importance of defending the UN Charter and the principles of sovereignty and territorial integrity in the face of Russia’s unprovoked attack on Ukraine.