I think I can regard myself as a political decision-maker.
Without rebuilding the confidence between parties, you will never succeed.
Discussion is just a tool. You have to aim; the final goal must be a decision.
Peace enforcement is a much more difficult kind of operation than peacekeeping.
Men and women have roles - their roles are different, but their rights are equal.
You cannot make easy decisions unless you first commit yourself to hard solutions.
We have the tools, but we have to learn how to use them. That is my political philosophy.
We Finns represent a very transparent and open-minded way of reaching political decisions.
In every European nation, there have been problems in history when the society was too divided.
I really do hope that the Millennium Summit gives new impetus to the work of the United Nations.