Office of the President of the Republic
Press release 9/2019
3 May 2019
President of the Swiss Confederation Ueli Maurer will make a working visit to Finland on Friday, 10 May 2019. The visit will be hosted by President of the Republic of Finland Sauli Niinistö.
President Niinistö and President Maurer will hold their official discussions in the Presidential Palace. In addition to bilateral relations between Finland and Switzerland, the Presidents will discuss topics such as European security and Finland’s EU Presidency beginning on 1 July. Following their discussions, the Presidents will hold a press conference.
At his working visit, President Maurer will also meet Prime Minister Juha Sipilä and Speaker of the Finnish Parliament Antti Rinne and visit the Bank of Finland.
The previous presidential visit from Switzerland to Finland took place in 2014 when President Niinistö hosted the state visit by President of the Swiss Confederation Didier Burkhalter. President Niinistö made a state visit to Switzerland in October 2013 when President Maurer served as the President of the Swiss Confederation for the first time. The President of the Swiss Confederation is elected for one year at a time.