President Sauli Niinistö attended the NATO summit in Wales on 4 September 2014. The summit began with a meeting of the countries involved in the ISAF operation in Afghanistan. According to President Niinistö, the attendees were committed to a continuing presence in Afghanistan.
During his working visit to Sochi, Russia, President of the Republic Sauli Niinistö met with President of Russia Vladimir Putin on Friday 15 August 2014. The main topic of conversation was the Ukrainian crisis. After the discussion, the presidents gave statements to the media.
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