President Sauli Niinistö will meet local decision-makers across the country with the help of a video connection.

A picture of a presidential video conference during the Kultaranta Talks in May, 2020. Picture: Kuva: Matti Porre/The Office of the President of the Republic

The exceptional spring has impacted Finns in many ways, and in an attempt to get a grasp on the situation, President Sauli Niinistö will meet local leaders and representatives of the business community and higher education. Virtually.

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 discussions, according to the president’s office, will focus on the local experiences of municipalities of different sizes and populations in adapting to the coronavirus pandemic, the current situation in municipalities and other current topics.

In Taipalsaari, President Niinistö will also visit the Sarviniemi hiking area. In Tampere, he will meet the leaders and students of the community of the Tampere University, which consists of the University of Tampere and the Tampere University of Applied Sciences. In Suonenjoki and Seinäjoki, President Niinistö will talk with representatives of local businesses and learn about their activities.