Finnish president, first lady, prime minister to visit Tallinn next week ({{contentCtrl.commentsTotal}})

Presidents Kaljulaid and Niinistö in Helsinki, 2016.
Presidents Kaljulaid and Niinistö in Helsinki, 2016. Source: (Reuters/Scanpix)

Finnish President Sauli Niinistö, First Lady Jenni Haukio and Prime Minister Juha Sipilä will travel to Estonia on Saturday, June 10, where they will participate in various events connected to the Finnish Day organized in honor of Finland's centennial.

The Finnish president and his wife will participate in the Finland 100 open-air concert in Tallinn's Freedom Square, where Niinistö will give an opening speech together with President Kersti Kaljulaid, the Office of the President of the Republic of Finland announced.

Haukio will also deliver the inaugural speech for the 100 Objects from Finland exhibition at the Estonia History Museum's Maarjamäe stables.

Sipilä will conduct a working visit to Tallinn, in the course of which he will meet with Prime Minister Jüri Ratas to discuss bilateral relations and cooperation, especially in the ICT, transport and energy fields, current EU affairs and international issues, according to the Office of the Prime Minister of Finland. The two will also visit a seminar of Finnish and Estonian companies

In connection with Estonia's Finland 100 celebrations, the two prime ministers will lead their respective teams at a public soccer match and later join the Finnish president and First Lady at the Finland 100 concert, where they will speak at the conclusion.

The Finland 100 concert, which is free to participants, is the main event of Finland 100 celebrations in Estonia. Pop and rock artists to perform at the event include Saara Aalto, Vesa-Matti Loiri, Tõnis Mägi, Chalice, Iiris, Mari Kalkun, Petri Laaksonen, Lenna, Paleface, Jaan Pehk, Jüri Pootsmann, Ronya, Stig Rästa, Scandinavian Music Group, Villu Tamme, Tuomo and Ailu Valle.

For more information on Finnish Day events, click here.

Editor: Aili Vahtla

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