Finland organised a voluntary OSCE observation visit to the exercise Kaakko 19.
Organised in the region of Southeast Finland from 27 November to 4 December 2019, the Finnish Defence Forces’ main exercise Kaakko 19 aims to train utilising the Finnish Defence Forces’ joint operating capabilities with the Finnish Border Guard and readiness in responding in rapidly evolving situations in the area of Southeast Finland.
Major General Karl Engelbrektson, commander of the Swedish Army, visited Kaakko 19 -main military exercise. He is pleased with the cooperation between the Finnish and Swedish armies and thinks Finland has a very good operational capability.
Generating trust between nations by means of openness in military cooperation and observation visits. In conjunction with the exercise Kaakko 19, Finland invited for an observation visit observers from 13 of the participating states of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, OSCE, of which 11 accepted the invitation.