President Niinistö to make state visit to Kazakhstan

Office of the President of the Republic
Press Release 14/2013
27 March 2013

President of the Republic Sauli Niinistö and spouse will make a state visit to Kazakhstan during 16-18 April 2013.

President Niinistö will hold official talks with President Nursultan Nazarbayev on 17 April. Discussion will involve bilateral relations between Finland and Kazakhstan, regional and international affairs, and relations between the EU and Kazakhstan.

During the visit President Niinistö will also meet other political leaders, as well as National Ombudsman of the Republic of Kazakhstan Askar Shakirov and Chairman of the Human Rights Commission Kuanysh Sultanov. The President’s delegation will include former President of the Supreme Administrative Court Pekka Hallberg, who has participated in a project supporting the development of rule of law in Central Asia.

The delegation will also include Minister of Economic Affairs Jan Vapaavuori and a group of business leaders. A high-level business event will be arranged during the visit for discussion on the economic relations between Finland and Kazakhstan.