President of the Republic Sauli Niinistö will attend the international Munich Security Conference on 16-19 February 2017. This year’s conference themes are relations between the USA and Europe, EU defence cooperation, the Ukraine crisis, the war in Syria and the security situation in Asia and the Pacific. Terrorism, information warfare and international health and climate risks will also be discussed.
“The key issue is that we continue our great tradition in domestic policy, of cherishing democracy,” said President of the Republic Sauli Niinistö during the opening of Parliament on 2 February. “We, the representatives of the people, need to remain cool-headed and – at times – be patient and remember the big picture. We need to show that we appreciate what we do, but that we also respect the efforts of those who disagree with us."
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