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Stubb visits Estonia

Alexander Stubb, the President of Finland, will be on a state visit to Estonia from 27 to 29 May.

Photo: Matti Porre/Office of the President of the Republic of Finland

The President of Finland Alexander Stubb is on a state visit to Estonia. The President with his wife Suzanne Innes-Stubb arrived in Estonia on 27 May. The visit will last for two days until 29 May. Stubb’s visit will be to Tallinn and Tartu.

According to the President’s press release, the aim of the state visit is to further consolidate bilateral relations between Finland and Estonia. It also provides an opportunity to discuss the security environment and a stronger defence in Europe, energy issues and critical infrastructure.

On Monday 27 May, President of Estonia Alar Karis and his spouse Sirje Karis greeted the President and his spouse with a ceremonial welcome at the Freedom Square in Tallinn. The Presidents also held formal discussions at the Estonian President’s residence Kadriorg Palace. At the Riigikogu, the Estonian Parliament, President Stubb met with Lauri Hussar, President of the Riigikogu, and gave a speech on relations between Finland and Estonia.

During the state visit, President Stubb will be accompanied by Minister of Climate and the Environment Kai Mykkänen, general Janne Jaakkola, Commander of the Finnish Defence Forces and Chair of the Finnish-Estonian parliamentary group of the Finnish Parliament, Mikko Savola.