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Visit of Secretary-General of the United Nations 8-9 December 2015 - The President of the Republic of Finland: Pictures

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Visit of Secretary-General of the United Nations

8-9 December 2015

 President Sauli Niinistö and his spouse Jenni Haukio received Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the UN, and his wife Ban Soon-taek at Mäntyniemi and welcomed them to breakfast.   President Sauli Niinistö and his spouse Jenni Haukio received Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the UN, and his wife Ban Soon-taek at Mäntyniemi and welcomed them to breakfast.  Secretary-General Ban and President Niinistö then attended the 60th anniversary festivities of Finland’s UN membership at Finlandia Hall, where both men gave a speech.
 This year will mark Finland's 60th anniversary in the UN. Finland was admitted to UN membership on 14 December 1955.  Secretary-General Ban and President Niinistö addressed the 60th anniversary festivities of Finland’s UN membership at Finlandia Hall. Secretary-General Ban and President Niinistö addressed the 60th anniversary festivities of Finland’s UN membership at Finlandia Hall.
The official photo of the General Secretary and the President taken in the Yellow Room at the President’s Palace.  Secretary-General Ban signs the guest book at the President’s Palace.  Official talks between the Secretary-General and the President were held at the President’s Palace; the agenda included climate change, anti-terrorist activities and UN peacekeeping operations, and the refugee crisis.
 Talks between the delegations at the President’s Palace.   At the climate conference in Paris, 'the sentiment was different, it was more cooperative, it was more positive amongst the leaders of the world, and that is a very good sign,' said President Niinistö at the press conference after the talks.  At the lunch served at the President’s Palace, guests included Prime Minister Juha Sipilä and Presidents Martti Ahtisaari and Tarja Halonen.
 At the lunch served at the President’s Palace, guests included Prime Minister Juha Sipilä and Presidents Martti Ahtisaari and Tarja Halonen.

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