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NATO Supreme Allied Commander Europe to Finland

Defence Forces
Publication date 10.10.2022 16.52
Press release

General Christopher G. Cavoli, NATO Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR), will visit Finland on 10–11.October 2022. The visit will be hosted by the Commander of the Finnish Defence Forces, General Timo Kivinen.

During the visit, General Cavoli will be introduced to the Defence Forces and the military aspects of Finland's NATO membership process. In addition, the current security situation and its future development will be discussed.

General Cavoli will also meet with Minister of Defence Antti Kaikkonen and Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto.

SACEUR is responsible for the overall command of NATO military operations and he is at the head of Allied Command Operations (ACO). Command over ACO is exercised from the Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) at Mons, Belgium. General Cavoli is also commander of the United States European Command.