Office of the President of the Republic of Finland
Press release 15/2022
12 March 2022
President of the Republic of Finland Sauli Niinistö will travel to London to attend a JEF Leaders’ Summit on 14–15 March 2022.
The meeting is intended to discuss the war in Ukraine and the security situation in Europe. The meeting is being held on the initiative of Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Boris Johnson and representatives from all ten countries involved in JEF defence cooperation have been invited. President Niinistö’s programme also includes bilateral meetings.
JEF, or Joint Expeditionary Force, is a UK-led multilateral framework for defence cooperation formed by ten countries: in addition to the United Kingdom and Finland, the group includes the Netherlands, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Estonia. The aim is to develop the military capabilities of the participating countries through joint exercises, prevent various crises and, if necessary, act together in crisis situations. JEF’s main operating environment is Northern Europe and the Baltic Sea region.
The JEF leaders last met by remote connection on 25 February 2022.