President of the United States Barack Obama and Mrs. Michelle Obama greet President Sauli Niinistö and Mrs. Jenni Haukio during the United Nations General Assembly reception in New York on September 2015. White House / Lawrence Jackson
Office of the President of the Republic
Press Release 10/2016
18 March 2016
President of the Republic Sauli Niinistö will meet with President of the United States Barack Obama in Washington on 13 May 2016. President Niinistö will make an official visit to the White House together with other Nordic leaders.
The U.S. – Nordic Leaders’ summit will focus on cooperation between the Nordic countries and the United States in areas such as countering terrorism and violent extremism, nuclear security, Arctic affairs, humanitarian assistance, the promotion of sustainable development, and environmental and health issues. Topics of discussion will also include European security, trade relations, as well as migration and the refugee crisis.
The visit is a continuation of the meeting arranged in Stockholm in September 2013, when President Obama met with president Niinistö, as well as the prime ministers of Denmark, Iceland, Norway and Sweden.
The President will be accompanied by his spouse, Mrs. Jenni Haukio, and a separate spouses’ programme will be organised for the visit. The visit will end with a state dinner hosted by President Obama and Mrs. Michelle Obama.
Prime Minister of Denmark Helle Thorning-Schmidt, President Sauli Niinistö, U.S. President Barack Obama, Prime Minister of Sweden Fredrik Reinfeldt, Prime Minister of Norway Jens Stoltenberg and Prime Minister of Iceland Sigmundur Gunnlaugsson in Stockholm in September 2013. Photo: Lehtikuva