Presidents of Hungary and Estonia to attend the World Congress of the Finno-Ugric peoples in Finland

Office of the President of the Republic
Press Release 31/2016
9 June 2016

President of Hungary János Áder and President of Estonia Toomas Hendrik Ilves will pay a visit to Finland and participate in the World Congress of the Finno-Ugric peoples in Lahti on Wednesday 15 June 2016.

President of the Republic Sauli Niinistö will receive President Áder of Hungary at the Presidential Palace before noon. After the talks and the related press conference, a working lunch will be held at the Presidential Palace, joined in by President Ilves of Estonia. President Niinistö made a state visit to Estonia in May.

After the lunch, the three Presidents will go to Lahti to attend the opening ceremony of the 7th World Congress of the Finno-Ugric peoples. The three-day world congress to be held in the Sibelius Hall brings together representatives of Finno-Ugric and Samoyed peoples in a joint forum to discuss language and culture and the rights of indigenous and minority peoples. The World Congress is held every four years. The theme of this year’s congress is sustainable development.