President Kersti Kaljulaid will begin her state visit to Finland on Tuesday, where she will meet with Finnish president Sauli Niinistö, prime minister Juha Sipilä, speaker of the Eduskunta Maria Lohela, and officials of the Helsinki city council. Kaljulaid is accompanied by a trade delegation of 41.
On Tuesday the president will meet with Niinistö, Sipilä, and Lohela. The meetings will concentrate on economic cooperation, especially in the digital sector, energy and transport connections between the two countries, and research and education.
The top-level meetings will also discuss the current security situation in Europe, as well as challenges facing the European Union.
The president will lay wreaths at the Mannerheim equestrian statue as well as at other war memorials in Helsinki.
During her visit, Kaljulaid will speak at the Finnish-Estonian business forum, and visit the Estonian House in Helsinki as well as Latokartano school, where students are taught Estonian.
On Wednesday the president will travel to Tampere, where she will meet with representatives of the city council as well as hold a public speech at the Tampere University of Technology.
The president is accompanied by a trade delegation of 41, including ministers Mailis Reps and Urve Palo, commander of the Estonian Defence Forces (EDF) Gen. Riho Terras, rector of the Tallinn University of Technology Jaak Aaviksoo, as well as representatives of the Riigikogu, the state administration, and the Estonian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Editor: Dario Cavegn