Office of the President of the Republic of Finland
Press release 52/2016
20 October 2016
President of the Republic Sauli Niinistö and Mrs Jenni Haukio will make an official visit to the Islamic Republic of Iran from 25 to 26 October.
President Niinistö will meet Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday 26 October. Their discussions will cover international, regional and bilateral issues. The situation in the Middle East and the Persian Gulf, including Syria and Iraq, relations between the EU and Iran, migrant and refugee flows, as well as closer political and economic relations between Iran and Finland, will feature in the discussions. President Niinistö will also meet Speaker of the Parliament of Iran Ali Larijani and Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohammad Javad Zarif.
President Niinistö will be accompanied by Kai Mykkänen, the Minister for Foreign Trade and Development, and a business delegation representing high-level, Finnish innovation and technology expertise in areas such as cleantech, bioeconomy, information technology and health technology. A seminar on business cooperation between Finland and Iran will be held during the visit.
The President of the Republic last visited Iran in the 1970s.
Information about Iran on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs