President of the Republic Sauli Niinistö met his fellow head of state, President José Mujica of Uruguay, in Helsinki on Wednesday 17 September. The visit was the first between the countries to involve a head of state. "There was a good reason for this historical event. Relations between our countries have developed very rapidly, particularly in forestry," remarked President Niinistö at a press conference after the meeting.
President of the Republic Sauli Niinistö and Mrs Jenni Haukio will make a state visit to Canada from 8 to 11 October 2014. President Niinistö discussed the forthcoming state visit on Monday 15 September, at a seminar arranged in Helsinki on economic relations between Finland and Canada.
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