The Office of the President of the Republic of Finland

10.05.1999 PRESS RELEASE

A dinner for the President of France

The President of the Republic and Mrs Eeva Ahtisaari will entertain the President of France and Mrs Bernadette Chirac to dinner in the Presidential Palace on Monday, May 10, 1999, at 20.30.

In addition to the President and Mrs Ahtisaari and their guests, the Speaker of Parliament, Riitta Uosukainen; Prime Minister Paavo Lipponen; and French Foreign Minister Hubert Védrine will also be seated at the head of the table.

False morel and willow grouse soup
Terrine with arctic charr and cold-smoked grayling in onion sauce
Reindeer calf crown and crowberry game sauce
Lingonberry & honey ice cream soufflé in cloudberry liqueur sauce

During the dinner, the Guard's Band conducted by Music Major Elias Seppälä will entertain the guests with Finnish and French folk tunes, operatic music and marches.

The Office of the President Mariankatu 2
00170 Helisnki

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