Saturday June 25, 2022

President to attend NATO Summit in Madrid

Published : 24 Jun 2022, 00:55

  DF Report

President Sauli Niinistö. File Photo: President Office by Matti Porre.

President Sauli Niinistö will attend the upcoming NATO Summit scheduled to be held in Madrid from June 28 to June 30, said the President´s Office in a press release on Thursday.

Niinistö will participate in the meeting of the North Atlantic Council at the level of Heads of State and government on 29 June.

In addition to the NATO member countries, the meeting will be attended by NATO Enhanced Opportunities Partners Finland, Sweden and Georgia, the Asia-Pacific partners and the EU.

On the same day, the President will also attend the informal transatlantic dinner for Heads of State and government.

In addition, Niinistö's programme in Madrid will include a dinner hosted by the King of Spain, Felipe VI, on 28 June and several bilateral meetings.

Minister for Foreign Affairs Pekka Haavisto will also attend the Summit as part of Finland's delegation led by Niinistö.

Previously, Niinistö participated in a NATO Summit held as a video conference on 25 February 2022.

He also attended the NATO Summits in Brussels in 2018, in Warsaw in 2016, in Wales in 2014 and in Chicago in 2012.