Office of the President of the Republic of Finland
Press release 49/2022
30 September 2022
President of the Republic of Finland Sauli Niinistö will make an official visit to Norway on 10–11 October 2022.
The visit will begin on Monday, 10 October in Oslo at a seminar of the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs, where President Niinistö will be the keynote speaker. The theme of the seminar is the Nordic approach to the security situation in Europe. After President Niinistö’s opening speech, he and Prime Minister of Norway Jonas Gahr Støre will discuss the topic.
After the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs event, President Niinistö will meet with King Harald V of Norway at the Royal Palace.
In the afternoon, President Niinistö will hold bilateral discussions with Prime Minister Gahr Støre at the Prime Minister’s official residence. Topics will include Russia’s warfare in Ukraine, the future of the European security order, and cooperation between Finland and Norway in foreign, security and defence policy. Following their discussions, the President and the Prime Minister will hold a joint press conference.
On Tuesday, 11 October, President Niinistö will meet with Norwegian Minister of Defence Bjørn Arild Gram. The President will also visit the Norwegian Parliament, the Storting, where he will hold discussions with President of the Storting Masud Gharahkhani and Committees on Foreign Affairs and Defence.