Swedish foreign minister meets Finish leaders

Swedish foreign minister meets Finish leaders
Swedish foreign minister meets Finish leaders

Sweden's foreign minister, Jan Eliasson, visited Finland Friday for talks on European Union issues, as Finnish leaders prepare to take over the rotating presidency of the 25-nation bloc in July.

Eliasson met with Foreign Minister Erkki Tuomioja and was to meet later with President Tarja Halonen during the one-day visit.

The agenda of the discussions included the future of the EU and its stalled draft constitution, EU-Russia relations and enlargement of the 25-member union.

The men were also to talk about the Balkans and other topics that were likely to arise during Finland's six-month EU presidency, reports the AP.

I.L.