President Stubb to Brussels

Office of the President of the Republic of Finland
Press release 20/2024
5 April 2024 

President of the Republic of Finland Alexander Stubb will visit Brussels on 9–10 April 2024.

President Stubb will meet NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, Prime Minister of Belgium Alexander De Croo, President of the European Parliament Roberta Metsola, President of the European Council Charles Michel, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Commission Josep Borrell. The programme will also include a meeting with European Commissioner for International Partnerships Jutta Urpilainen.

The purpose of the visit is to discuss, among other things, topical issues, security and defence policy issues, the situation in Ukraine and the upcoming NATO summit in Washington, D.C.

President Stubb will also give a speech on the new era of defence at a discussion event to be held at the Friends of Europe think tank.

The visit is President Stubb’s first working visit to Belgium. The former President of the Republic Sauli Niinistö made his latest visit to Belgium in April 2023 to attend the ceremony to mark the accession of Finland to NATO.

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