President Niinistö to make official visit to Turkey

Office of the President of the Republic
Press Release 51/2015
28 September 2015

President of the Republic Saul Niinistö and Mrs Jenni Haukio will make an official visit to Turkey from 12 to 15 October 2015.

President Niinistö will engage in bilateral talks with President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara on Tuesday 13 October. The presidents will discuss bilateral relations between Finland and Turkey and Turkey’s relations with the EU. Other issues include the situation in the Middle East and international migration, as well as peace mediation in which Finland and Turkey have been cooperating within the framework of the UN. In addition, President Niinistö will meet with other key political and economic figures.

The programme will continue on Wednesday 14 October in Istanbul, where a seminar on Finnish and Turkish economic relations will be arranged. The party will also include Minister of Economic Affairs Olli Rehn and a delegation of business leaders.