Office of the President of the Republic of Finland
Press Release 48/2016
6 October 2016
Yesterday, on the evening of 5 October, President of the Republic Sauli Niinistö held a telephone conversation with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
The President and Chancellor had a serious discussion about Syria, particularly the catastrophic situation in Aleppo, and what can be done to end the suffering there. They also discussed the situation in Ukraine and the prospects for the implementation of the Minsk peace agreement.
The discussion was held on Finland’s initiative.