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President to join World Holocaust Forum in Israel

Published : 13 Jan 2020, 00:16

  DF Report

President Sauli Niinistö. File Photo President Office by Juhani Kandell.

President Sauli Niinistö will visit Israel from January 21 to 24 , said an official press release.

During the visit, he will attend the World Holocaust Forum in Jerusalem.

The World Holocaust Forum will be held at Yad Vashem, the World Holocaust Remembrance Center, in Jerusalem on Thursday 23 January to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz.

Close to 40 Heads of State and Government will participate in the event at the invitation of President of Israel Reuven Rivlin.

Previously, the forum has been held in Poland in 2005 and 2010, Ukraine in 2006 and the Czech Republic in 2015.

Niinistö’s programme in Israel will include a bilateral meeting with his Israeli counterpart Rivlin, dinner for the Heads of State and Government as well as other meetings.

Aside from Jerusalem, Niinistö will visit Tel Aviv. The visit will also celebrate the 75th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Finland and Israel.