President Sauli Niinistö and his spouse, Mrs. Jenni Haukio, will make a state visit to China on January 14-15, 2019.
President Sauli Niinistö will meet with President of China Xi Jinping in Beijing on Monday, January 14 2019.
To tighten bilateral relationship between Finland and China, the Presidents will discuss relations between the super powers and other international topics and also attend the opening of the China-Finland Winter Sport Year. During President Xi’s state visit to Finland in April 2017, President Niinistö and President Xi agreed to hold a theme year dedicated to winter sports between the two countries.
The program will also include meetings with for example Chinese premier Li Keqiang and the Chairman of the National People’s Congress Li Zhanshu as well as a high-level seminar on climate change.
President Niinistö’s delegation in Beijing will include Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Anne-Mari Virolainen and Minister for European Affairs, Culture and Sport Sampo Terho.
Mayor of Helsinki Jan Vapaavuori, Mayor of Lahti Pekka Timonen and Chairman of the Committee for Innovative Business Cooperation between Finland and China Risto Siilasmaa will also participate in the visit.
The opening event of the Finland-China Winter Sports year will be held at 15.January 2019 at Shou Arena in Beijing at 19:00-20:00. Finnish families who live in Beijing are invited to participate in the opening ceremony according to Embassy of Finland in Beijing’s Facebook
The day after, on Wednesday 16 January 2019, the Finnish Ambassador has opened his residence for an evening reception together with the FBCB – Finnish Business Council Beijing. The evening will include some Finnish winter culture and performances with Finnish Ministerial presence. Invited guests include Finnish and Chinese companies as well as other winter sport industry related guests.
FBCB as one of the co-organizers is happy to invite representatives of member companies to join this event. Due to limited space, this invitation is for one person per member company. Read more..
Source:Finland Today’s website