The presidents discussed possibilities to alleviate the tense situation on the Crimean peninsula and at the border between Russia and Ukraine.
President Sauli Niinistö had a long phone call with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday evening.
In his speech at the opening of Parliament on Wednesday, President Sauli Niinistö shared thoughts on the ongoing pandemic, Russia, the U.S. presidential election, the Arctic, and more.
The presidents spoke about the imprisonment of Alexei Navalny and its implications for relations between European countries and Russia.
“Despite the fact that physical distances may seem long, I believe that emotional ties to Finland remain strong.”
Finland’s Independence Day began in exceptional circumstances. In the evening, citizens are urged to join the celebration remotely.
The Traditional Presidential Independence Day Reception Has Been Canceled; Finns Invited to Celebrate Remotely
Instead of the traditional presidential reception attended by invited guests at the Presidential Palace on December 6, President Sauli Niinistö and Mrs. Jenni Haukio will invite all Finns to celebrate Independence Day remotely.
President Sauli Niinistö delivered Finland’s national statement at the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday evening.
Read and watch the Finnish president’s remarks in full.
In his speech aimed at the heads of mission, President Sauli Niinistö spoke about the prevailing pandemic, EU and world politics.
President Sauli Niinistö had a telephone discussion with German Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel, then with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
President Sauli Niinistö talked about the idea behind closing the Finnish-Swedish border in an interview with Swedish news agency TT.
His video tour will begin in Taipalsaari and Tampere on Wednesday, and on Friday he will open a remote connection to Suonenjoki and Seinäjoki.
The presidents discussed the coronavirus situations in Finland and Russia as well as bilateral economic, environmental and other cooperation between the countries.
President Moon assured President Niinistö that the Republic of Korea will continue to support Finland in stopping the coronavirus whenever possible.
President Niinistö Has a ‘Fairly Long and Very Pleasant’ Telephone Conversation With Chinese President Xi Jinping
The presidents discussed China’s determined action to combat the coronavirus pandemic and its economic repercussions.
“Heavy labeling of other people should not be done lightly, from one direction or the other. As individuals, we must all be able to enjoy similar protection, also against labeling. Irrespective of whether we represent some majority or some minority.”
President Niinistö to Attend Event in Poland Commemorating 75th Anniversary of Liberation of Auschwitz
On January 27, 2020, President Sauli Niinistö will attend an event in Poland commemorating the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.
The World Holocaust Forum commemorates the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.
On Saturday afternoon, the state leadership laid wreath at the National Memorial to the Winter War at Kasarmitori Square in Helsinki to commemorate the start of the war.
President Niinistö to Make His First Official Visit to Africa on Tuesday; Marks the First Presidential Visit Between Finland and Ethiopia
President Sauli Niinistö will make his first official visit to Africa on Tuesday.
President Sauli Niinistö Met with US President Donald Trump at the White House; Here’s What They Said in a Joint Statement
Here’s what President Niinistö and President Trump said in a joint statement after meeting at the White House on Wednesday.
President Sauli Niinistö at the UN General Assembly in New York: ‘We Are no Longer Able to Avoid the Climate Crisis Completely’
“This should not distract us from what we can do to prevent further damage,” President Niinistö said.
President Niinistö at the UN Climate Summit: Finland’s National Climate Targets Belong to the Most Ambitious Ones in the World
According to President Sauli Niinistö, “The challenge is enormous. But so is the reward.”
The meeting will occur during the 100th anniversary of the diplomatic relationship between Finland and the United States.
President Niinistö: I Would Not be Where I am Today if I Had Not Come Across Understanding Adults in My Youth.
President Sauli Niinistö addressed the parliament at the celebration of the 100th anniversary of Finland’s constitutional democracy on Tuesday.
President Niinistö to His South Korean Counterpart Moon, Who is Visiting Finland: We are Happy to Share the Finnish Innovation of ‘Sisu’ with You
President Moon arrived in Finland with his spouse for a three-day visit.
On Wednesday, he was tweeting from the recovery room.
President Sauli Niinistö to Have Hip Surgery Today – Plans to Get on His Feet the Following Day And Continue Working
President Sauli Niinistö, 70, will have a hip surgery today.
President Sauli Niinistö participated in a panel discussion on arms control at the Munich Security Conference in Germany.
President Niinistö: Finland Is Happy to Support China’s Introduction of Winter Sports to Hundreds of Millions
President Sauli Niinistö speaks at the launch of the China-Finland Year of Winter Sports in Beijing.
Finland is actively seeking new business opportunities in the Chinese winter sports sector.
The 15-point declaration states that more needs to be done to reach the goals set out in the Paris Agreement.
President Niinistö at the UN: There Is Now Reason to be Worried for Those of Us Who Believe in International Cooperation
“The international system we have built together is under pressure. Its capability and credibility are questioned,” Niinistö said.
While celebrating his 70th birthday, President Niinistö published the first public picture of his son today.
The Finnish President Sauli Niinistö met his Russian counterpart previously in mid-July.