President of the Republic Sauli Niinistö points out that, in addition to the Ukraine conflict, Europe has had a rough awakening to a growing crisis in the South. "We are surrounded by an arc of conflict. Violent clashes in North Africa and the Middle East have led to regional catastrophes whose consequences are rippling out into Europe," said President Niinistö in an address given at a diplomatic dinner, held for the heads of foreign embassies, at the Presidential Palace on 23 April.
President of the Republic Sauli Niinistö met political leaders of the United Arab Emirates in Abu Dhabi on Sunday 12 April. Discussions with the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, covered the general regional situation in the Middle East, with a particular focus on the situation in Yemen and Iran and international issues, the Ukrainian crisis and Russia.
»European security, the crisis in Ukraine, bilateral relations between Finland and Poland and cooperation around the Baltic Sea were on the agenda as President of the Republic Sauli Niinistö met the Polish President Bronisław Komorowski...»
»President of the Republic Sauli Niinistö met with German Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel in Mäntyniemi on Monday, 30 March. During the meeting, the President and the Chancellor discussed the Ukraine crisis and Russia as well as the European...»