Energy cooperation and current European matters were on the agenda on the state visit made by President of the Republic Sauli Niinistö to Lithuania on 14–15 May. At the start of the visit, President Niinistö talked to Dalia Grybauskaite, President of Lithuania, focusing on relations between Finland and Lithuania, with special reference to economic and energy cooperation. The discussion also covered cooperation in the Baltic Sea region, current European matters and international issues.
Hamid Karzai, President of Afghanistan, made a working visit to Finland on 29 April 2013. President of the Republic Sauli Niinistö engaged in official talks with President Karzai at the Government Banquet Hall on Monday 29 April 2013. The talks focused on relations between Finland and Afghanistan, general developments in Afghanistan and regional issues.