According to President of the Republic Sauli Niinistö, French President François Hollande began a major initiative yesterday, 16 November, when he proposed that EU Member States engage in mutual assistance to fight terrorism. This is the first time a Member State has invoked Article 42.7 of the Lisbon Treaty to summon mutual assistance from other Member States.
President of the Republic of Finland Sauli Niinistö met President Joko Widodo of Indonesia in Jakarta on Tuesday 3 November. The presidents discussed bilateral relations and economic cooperation. President of the Republic Saul Niinistö and Mrs Jenni Haukio made a state visit to Indonesia from 2 to 4 November 2015.