President of China to visit Finland

Xi Jinping, President of the People’s Republic of China will pay a state visit to Finland, accompanied by his spouse, Mrs Peng Liyuan.

On Wednesday 5 April 2017, President of Finland, Sauli Niinistö and his spouse, Jenni Haukio, will welcome the Chinese president and spouse to an official ceremony at the Presidental Palace in Helsinki.

The agenda for the state visit will include talks between the presidents and discussions between the delegations. Themes of the discussions will include political and economic relations between Finland and China and topical international affairs. A high-level delegation will accompany President Xi Jinping to Finland.

During his visit, President Xi Jinping will also meet with Speaker of the Finnish Parliament Maria Lohela and Prime Minister Juha Sipilä.

The first and only presidential visit made so far from China to Finland occurred in 1995, when President Jiang Zemin made a state visit to Finland.

Source: Embassy of Finland in Beijing

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