Political, economic and cultural cooperation between Finland and Sweden is the extensive focus of a royal state visit on 3–5 March. In addition, H.M. King Carl XVI Gustaf and H.M. Queen Silvia will meet young Finns in particular.
"We have seen a little progress made in Minsk. That's excellent news, given the alternative of the parties returning from the talks empty handed," said President of the Republic Sauli Niinistö at Mäntyniemi on 12 February, when briefing the media on the ceasefire agreed in Minsk. "The key issue is to end the bloodshed; in that respect, Minsk provides grounds for optimism."
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»President of the Republic Sauli Niinistö visited Brussels on 21–22 January to meet the heads of various EU institutions. On Thursday, 22 January, President Niinistö met Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European ...»