Outgoing Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin (SDP) is to hold a bilateral meeting with Nato Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg in Brussels on Thursday.
Nato announced the meeting between Marin and Stoltenberg after the Finnish Prime Minister's Office did so. The alliance noted that there will media opportunity related to the meeting. Neither statement referred to the content or purpose of the meeting.
Stoltenberg also meets Swedish Foreign Minister Tobias Billström in Brussels on Thursday. On Monday, Stoltenberg is to hold talks with President Joe Biden in Washington. Last week the Nato chief met with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Istanbul, still hoping to pave the way for Ankara's approval of Sweden's delayed Nato bid before the alliance's Vilnius summit in mid-July.
Sweden and Finland applied together to join Nato in May last year. Finland became a member in April, but Turkey and Hungary have stonewalled Sweden’s bid.
Marin wins Trailblazer prize
While in the Belgian capital, Marin will also receive a Trailblazer award from the Women Political Leaders (WPL) organisation, according to the Prime Minister's Office.
Speakers at the two-day WPL Summit include European Parliament President Roberta Metsola, Belarus opposition leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya and former Irish President Mary Robinson.
On receiving the award, Marin will give a speech at the conference, held at the Belgian Federal Parliament. Marin, who took office in late 2019, is in her final weeks as caretaker prime minister following April's election.