Europe News Desk!! Addressing the opening session of the Finnish parliament, Finnish President Sauli Niinisto called for a better understanding of rising geopolitical tensions and Finland’s role in global politics as a new member of NATO. Stressing the need for constant vigilance to safeguard the security of the Baltic Sea region, he said on Thursday that it was not in Finland’s interest to escalate the power struggle or deepen the division of the world. “Our diplomacy is needed not only in Europe but also in Africa, Asia and Latin America,” he said. We should talk to them too, and perhaps especially to those who see the world differently from us. Niinisto stated that he did not agree with the deployment of nuclear weapons in Finland, as to the possible consequences of the country’s NATO membership. He said he did not oppose Finland’s participation in NATO nuclear planning and training, but that does not mean nuclear weapons are going to come to Finland, Xinhua news agency reported. He said, multilateral agreements are the lifeline of a small country. This is an idea that we must stick to. But changed circumstances and rapidly developing military technology may affect the current application of existing agreements.
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