Ms Kersti Kaljulaid, the new President of Estonia, visited Finland for her first overseas trip as President on 20 October. President of the Republic Sauli Niinistö met with President Kaljulaid at Mäntyniemi and thanked her for choosing Finland as the destination of her first visit. The presidents discussed issues including relations between Finland and Estonia, the EU, relations with Russia, and the Syrian and Ukraine crises.
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.