Finland and NATO signed a mutual Host Nation Support Technical Arrangement in Mons, Belgium, on 24 May 2022, APA reports citing the Finnish Government website.
On behalf of the Government of Finland, the document was signed by Lieutenant General Eero Pyötsiä, Chief of the Defence Command.
Minister of Defence Antti Kaikkonen has decided on the signing of the document earlier. The Technical Arrangement lays down specifications based on the Memorandum of Understanding on Host Nation Support signed between Finland and NATO on 4 September 2014.
"Building up host nation support capabilities strengthens Finland's defence. The key objective in signing the document and enhancing practical capabilities is to ensure that military assistance can be received effectively," says Minister of Defence Kaikkonen.