President Stubb to attend NATO Summit in Washington D.C.

Office of the President of the Republic of Finland
Press release 41/2024
2 July 2024

President of the Republic of Finland Alexander Stubb will attend the NATO Summit in Washington D.C. on 9–11 July 2024.

The key topics on the agenda will be to strengthen NATO’s deterrence and defence, to continue the strong support for Ukraine, to deepen the relationship between NATO and Ukraine and the cooperation with NATO’s partners. Finland’s goal is for the decisions taken at the Washington Summit to build a bridge to Ukraine’s NATO membership. Finland considers it important that the summit strengthens NATO’s partnerships with both the European Union and the Asia-Pacific countries. At this summit, NATO will also celebrate its 75th anniversary.

In addition to a meeting of the North Atlantic Council, which brings together the heads of state and government of NATO member countries, the summit programme will include a NATO-Ukraine Council meeting at heads of state and government level, a meeting with the EU-NATO Indo-Pacific partners Australia, South Korea, Japan and New Zealand, and the celebration of NATO’s 75th anniversary. The Allied leaders will meet Joe Biden, President of the United States, at a dinner at the White House on Wednesday 10 July. President Stubb will also have several bilateral meetings during the summit. The spouse of the President of the Republic of Finland, Suzanne Innes-Stubb, will participate in the spouse programme and the evening events of the summit.

The summit delegation led by President Stubb will include Minister for Foreign Affairs Elina Valtonen and Minister of Defence Antti Häkkänen. The foreign ministers will meet NATO partners at a dinner hosted by Antony Blinken, United States Secretary of State. The defence ministers will attend a dinner hosted by Lloyd Austin, United States Secretary of Defense. Minister for Foreign Affairs Valtonen and Minister of Defence Häkkänen will also have bilateral meetings.

For Finland, the Washington Summit will be the second as a NATO member country, following last summer’s summit in Vilnius, Lithuania, which Finland attended as the newest NATO member.


  • Mari-Kaisa Brander, Director of Communications, tel. +358 295 226 373, Office of the President of the Republic
  •  Minna Laajava, Director, tel. +358 295 350 128, Ministry for Foreign Affairs
  • Janne Kuusela, Director General, tel. +358 295 140 300, Ministry of Defence

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