President Niinistö to make state visit to Sweden

Office of the President of the Republic of Finland
Press release 23/2022
20 April 2022

President of the Republic of Finland Sauli Niinistö will make a state visit to Sweden with his spouse Mrs Jenni Haukio on 17–18 May 2022 at the invitation of King Carl Gustav XVI.

In addition to the royal couple, the programme includes meetings with, among others, the Speaker of the Riksdag as well as the Swedish Prime Minister and other ministers. The presidential couple will also meet with representatives of the business community and cultural life.

The purpose of the visit is to strengthen the increasingly close cooperation and bilateral relations of Finland and Sweden in the changing security policy situation. President Niinistö’s official delegation will also include representatives of the Government and the business community.

The topics of the visit will be current security policy issues and crisis preparedness. Economic innovation and the green transition will also be on the agenda.

Further information about the programme in and around Stockholm will be provided closer to the time of the visit.

President Niinistö last visited Sweden in November 2021. President Niinistö and his spouse made a state visit to Sweden in 2012, at the beginning of the presidential term. King Carl Gustav XVI and Queen Silvia last made a state visit to Finland in 2015. In addition, they visited Finland in 2017 together with other Nordic heads of state to celebrate the centenary of Finland’s independence.