President of the Republic of Finland Sauli Niinistö attended the European presidents’ meeting of the Arraiolos Group in Latvia on 13–14 September 2018. The two-day event was organised in the Rundāle Palace and Riga Castle.
This year the topics of discussion included European security and future. The meeting was hosted by President of Latvia Raimonds Vējonis and altogether presidents from 13 EU member states attended. In addition to discussions, the programme included bilateral meetings between the heads of states.
The Arraiolos Group has convened every year since 2003 for informal discussions at presidential level. Meetings of the Group have also been held in Finland in 2005 and 2012.