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Sat, 08 Oct, 2016 12:09:03 AM
FTimes Report, Oct 8

Finland and the USA on Friday signed a bilateral defence cooperation deal aimed at deepening cooperation and engagement on a more regular and diverse basis, said an official press release.

Finland Defence Minister Jussi Niinistö and the US Deputy Secretary of Defence Robert Work signed the deal on behalf of the respective countries at the Finlandia Hall.

It is a general working document that is not legal binding on the parties and it contains no defence commitments between the two countries.

The implementation of the statement of intent is to be reviewed on a regular basis.

Cooperation will be strengthened in defence policy, exchange of information, reinforcing capabilities, preparedness and liaison, education and training, defence materials, research and development, evaluations, and international operations, the press release added.

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