President Niinistö to attend the Lennart Meri Conference in Tallinn

Office of the President of the Republic
Press Release 21/2017
8 May 2017

President of the Republic Sauli Niinistö will be the main speaker at the Lennart Meri Conference in Tallinn on Saturday 13 May 2017. In addition, President Niinistö will meet President of Estonia Kersti Kaljulaid.

This year’s Lennart Meri Conference will discuss security threats facing the western world and opportunities for resolving them. The title of the conference is ‘Darkest Just Before the Dawn?’. In his speech, President Niinistö will consider international security challenges from Finland’s perspective.

The Lennart Meri Conference is an annual event focusing on foreign and security policy. The conference is organised by the International Centre for Defence and Security, which is based in Estonia. Further details are available on the conference’s website at