President Niinistö on state visit to Sweden: “In addition to democracy and well-being, security is increasingly becoming one of the basic pillars of our joint Nordic model”

President of the Republic of Finland Sauli Niinistö made a state visit to Sweden with his spouse Mrs Jenni Haukio on 17–18 May 2022. The visit focused on the current security policy situation and the NATO decisions of Finland and Sweden. Defence cooperation and the green transition were also on the agenda. During the visit, President Niinistö decided by remote connection on the proposal of the Government, that Finland will declare its interest in becoming a member of NATO.