On 23 August, President of the Republic Sauli Niinistö gave a speech at the ambassador seminar held in the Finnish Parliament Annex. He began his speech by stating that foreign policy must involve acknowledging the dangers and opportunities present in our time, as well as looking further ahead and afield.
President of Russia Vladimir Putin arrived in Finland for a working visit on Friday, 1 July 2016. At a joint press conference with President Putin, President Niinistö underlined the importance of cutting the spiral of mistrust in both the Baltic Sea region and Ukraine.
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