Federal President of Austria to make working visit to Finland

Office of the President of the Republic of Finland
Press release 31/2022
12 May 2022

Federal President of Austria Alexander Van der Bellen will make a working visit to Finland with his spouse Doris Schmidauer on 19–20 May 2022. The visit will be hosted by President of the Republic of Finland Sauli Niinistö.

In addition to bilateral relations between Finland and Austria, President Niinistö and Federal President Van der Bellen will discuss Russia’s attack on Ukraine and the effects of the war on the European security order. Following their discussions, the Presidents will hold a joint press conference.

During his visit, President Van der Bellen will also meet with Speaker of Parliament Matti Vanhanen and visit Aalto University and the European Centre of Excellence for Countering Hybrid Threats, among other places. The programme also includes a visit to the Gulf of Finland Coast Guard.