Flight restriction cancels U.S. Secretary of State Clinton's visit to Finland

09:43, April 20, 2010      

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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has canceled her visit to Finland scheduled for Wednesday because of flight restrictions in Europe, said the U.S. Embassy in Helsinki on Monday.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was to arrive for a visit in Helsinki on Wednesday before traveling to Tallinn, Estonia later in the week for a meeting of NATO foreign ministers scheduled for Thursday and Friday.

Hillary Clinton was to be in Finland at the invitation of Finnish Foreign Minister Alexander Stubb and was also scheduled to meet with Finnish President Tarja Halonen and Prime Minister Matti Vanhanen.

It was not clear whether she will be able to travel to Tallinn yet as Estonia will decide Tuesday morning if the NATO meeting will go ahead or not.

An ash cloud from volcanic eruption in Iceland has disrupted air traffic across Europe in recent days.

Source: Xinhua

(Editor:张茜)

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