Office of the President of the Republic
Press release 6/2019
1 April 2019
President of the Republic Sauli Niinistö will travel to St. Petersburg to attend the International Arctic Forum on 9 April 2019.
President Niinistö will deliver a speech at the plenary session of the Arctic Forum. In addition, President Niinistö will have a bilateral meeting with President Vladimir Putin in connection with the Forum.
The ‘Arctic: Territory of Dialogue’ Forum is held now for the fifth time. Its objective is to promote cooperation and sustainable development in the Arctic Region. Theme of this year’s Forum is ‘The Arctic: An Ocean of Opportunities’.
President Niinistö also attended the Forum in Arkhangelsk in 2017 and in Salekhard in 2013. Arctic affairs are also topical in Finland due to the country’s chairmanship of the Arctic Council until May 2019.