President Martti Ahtisaari has withdrawn from all public engagements due to illness

Office of the President of the Republic of Finland
Press Release 14/2021
2 September 2021

President Martti Ahtisaari is suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. Due to advanced neurodegenerative disease, he is receiving support for everyday life at home and occasionally spends periods of treatment in a care facility.

The family wishes that their privacy be respected.