Sunday, 28th May 2023

Sauli Niinisto

15 Mar
Finnish president Sauli Niinisto will travel to Turkey to meet Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday, with Ankara signalling readiness to approve Finland's NATO bid. Niinisto, who will be joined by foreign minister Pekka Haavisto, will discuss reconstruction efforts following the devastating earthquakes in February, "and Finland's and Sweden's NATO memberships", the president's office…
12 May 2022
Finland's president and the prime minister said on Thursday they were in favour of joining NATO and a formal decision would be taken this weekend after Russia's war in Ukraine sparked a swift U-turn in opinion.
26 Apr 2022
Finnish President Sauli Niinisto is in hospital for monitoring due to "prolonged Covid-19 symptoms," his office said Tuesday.
11 Mar 2022
The Finnish president used a call with Vladimir Putin on Friday to encourage the Russian leader to speak to his Ukrainian counterpart.
3 Mar 2022
President Joe Biden will host Finland's president, Sauli Niinisto, at the White House on Friday to discuss defense issues against a backdrop of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, officials said Thursday.
28 Jan 2018
Finland's pragmatic president Sauli Niinisto, whose skills at staving off tensions with the Nordic nation's powerful neighbour Russia have earned him popularity among voters, was poised to win another six-year term following voting Sunday. The 69-year-old, who campaigned as an independent, has skilfully shifted the EU member state closer to NATO without antagonising Russia, with…


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