President Niinistö to pay a working visit to Germany

Office of the President of the Republic of Finland
Press release 31/2021
15 November 2021

President of the Republic of Finland Sauli Niinistö will pay a working visit to Germany on 21–23 November 2021.

President Niinistö will meet Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Federal President of the Federal Republic of Germany, in Berlin on Monday, 22 November. The Presidents will conduct official discussions in Bellevue Palace. After a bilateral meeting and working lunch, the Presidents will continue discussing the Helsinki Spirit together with Finnish and German experts.

On Monday afternoon, President Niinistö will be the keynote speaker at an event organised by the Körber Foundation. This event will also be attended by Federal President Steinmeier and Helga Schmid, Secretary General of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE). The title of the event is “International Dialogue Revisited: The Spirit of Helsinki in an Age of Great-Power Competition”.

On Tuesday 23 November, President Niinistö will deliver a speech on “The case for a stronger Europe in a harder world” at the Humboldt University of Berlin. After his speech, President Niinistö will discuss its theme with students.