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A tribute to Birkenau. Picture: Steve Way/Flickr

On January 27, 2020, President Sauli Niinistö will attend an event in Poland commemorating the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.

The commemoration event will be attended by the heads of state and government from more than 20 countries and, as honored guests, around 200 survivors of the Auschwitz concentration and extermination camp.

The event will take place in the grounds of Auschwitz II-Birkenau, which now serves as a museum.

During the visit, President Niinistö will also have a bilateral meeting with President of Poland Andrzej Duda.