President of the Republic Sauli Niinistö and Mrs Jenni Haukio will make an official visit to the Islamic Republic of Iran from 25 to 26 October. President Niinistö will meet Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday 26 October. Their discussions will cover international, regional and bilateral issues. The situation in the Middle East and the Persian Gulf, including Syria and Iraq, relations between the EU and Iran, migrant and refugee flows, as well as closer political and economic relations
Finnish and Lithuanian relations, security situation in the Baltic Sea area, Russia, and the Syrian crisis were discussed when President of the Republic Sauli Niinistö and President of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaitė met on 18 October 2016. "Finland is still very active in increasing the stability in the Baltic Sea area in every possible way. That is very important for all of us”, said President Niinistö.