Minister Ranne: Security of supply calls for well-functioning infrastructure

Ministry of Transport and Communications
Publication date 13.3.2024 8.01 | Published in English on 13.3.2024 at 12.03
Press release
Photo: Anne Torvinen, Lapland Air Wing/LVM

Minister of Transport and Communications Lulu Ranne visited the Nordic Response 24 defence exercise in Lapland on 10–11 March 2024. Minister Ranne learnt about the activities of the Defence Forces, Nordic cooperation between the authorities and NATO-Nordic defence cooperation from the infrastructure perspective.

“The Nordic Response 24 exercise showed me how our infrastructure functions in the north.  We received valuable information and feedback on how we can strengthen our security and how the available resources are best allocated for the benefit of Finland as a whole,” says Minister Ranne.

She also became acquainted with the cooperation between the authorities of Finland, Sweden and Norway.

The Finnish Defence Forces participate in the Norwegian-led Nordic Response 24 exercise in the northern parts of Finland, Norway and Sweden on 4–15 March 2024. It is a large combat exercise on land, sea and in the air.

Nordic Response 24 is part of the Steadfast Defender 24 drills, in which NATO countries and partners train the Alliance’s ability to reinforce troops up north for the purpose of training a defensive joint operation in arctic conditions in the areas of Finland, Norway, and Sweden. 


Requests for interviews with Minister Ranne:
Tuomas Sorsa, Special Adviser to the Minister, tel. +358 295 342 012, [email protected]