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Finnish President Tarja Halonen to Come to Estonia for Working Visit


No. 6-TT

Finnish President Tarja Halonen will be in Estonia on Monday, 30 January. Tarja Halonen, who is nearing the end of her term as head of state, will meet with President Toomas Hendrik Ilves, who will host a lunch in her honour. The Finnish president also has plans to meet with Riigikogu Speaker Ene Ergma.

Topics to be discussed at the meetings are Estonia-Finland bilateral relations and European Union subjects such as the situation in the euro zone, matters related to economic and financial policy, and the EU’s next financial perspective. Regional co-operation, including co-operation in the energy and transport sectors and in the Baltic Sea region in general, will also be discussed. International topics will include developments in the Middle East and Northern Africa.

Attention journalists interested in covering the visit!

Journalists, photographers and camera operators interested in covering the visit should be accredited no later than Friday, 27 January at 15.00. Please write to or call the Foreign Ministry public diplomacy department at 637 7630.

Monday, 30 January

11.30 The President of the Republic of Estonia welcomes Finnish President Tarja Halonen. An honour guard of the Estonian Defence Forces will be lined up in Kadriorg. Official photo of the presidents, signing of the guestbook.

(Kadriorg, A. Weizenbergi 39)

TV, photo – first moments of the event. We ask that you arrive no later than 11.15

12.00 Joint press conference of the presidents of Estonia and Finland

(A. Weizenbergi 39)

(Language: English)

We ask that you arrive no later than 11.45

14.10 Meeting with Riigikogu Speaker Ene Ergma

(Lossi plats 1A)

TV, photo – first moments of the event. We ask that you arrive no later than 13.55



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