The Office of the President of the Republic of Finland

18.10.1999 PRESS RELEASE

President Ahtisaari travels to Berlin and to Tanzania

President Martti Ahtisaari and Mrs Eeva Ahtisaari are travelling to Berlin on Tuesday, October 19, 1999. They will visit the new Finnish Embassy and Ambassador’s Residence and in the evening attend a concert given by the Nordic Youth Orchestra at the Berlin Philharmonic Hall at which other Nordic heads of state and Germany’s top political leaders will also be present.

On Wednesday, President and Mrs Ahtisaari will attend a celebration to mark the opening of the joint Nordic diplomatic area, together with other Nordic heads of state. This function will be followed by a luncheon given by German President and Mrs Johannes Rau.

President Ahtisaari will also have a separate meeting with German Chancellor Gerhard Schröder.

From Berlin, President Ahtisaari will travel on to Tanzania on Wednesday, October 20, 1999, to take part in a memorial function in honour of former Tanzanian President Julius Nyerere, to be held in Dar es Salaam on Thursday, October 21.

President Ahtisaari will return to Finland on Friday.


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