What that effort will be remains to be seen.
A plan outlined by the ministerial committee and President Niinistö will see Finland take part in an international effort to defuse the threat posed by the Islamic State, formerly known as ISIS.
However Finland’s role will not involve providing military support or engaging in any form of combat.
Following a meeting Friday cabinet’s foreign and security policy ministerial committee along with President Niinistö declared that Finland supports a broad-based international coalition, a wide range of measures and a long-term strategy in the fight against the Islamic State.
On Thursday US President Barack Obama got a green light from Congress to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels to fight against ISIS.
Earlier on Monday, an international conference hosted by the French saw 26 countries pledge their support for the new Iraqi government in its efforts to repel the Islamic State militants.